Do you find yourself overusing the word someday? You think, "someday I'll be happy, someday I'll travel, someday I'll pursue my passion, someday I'll (fill in the blank)." Good ol' someday. It feels safe to delay what you truly want now, because it gives you permission to dream without taking action.
You can convince yourself that you are simply waiting for the perfect timing. The only problem is, the timing is never perfect and someday rarely ever comes. If you're being honest with yourself, someday is really just a stand in for never.
Given the choice to live a life you love now rather than later, wouldn't you choose now? Stop giving your dreams a half-hearted yes and go all in! You can attract and live your dream life.
Let's kick someday to the curb, shall we? Here's how:
You can hope, wish, and pray for something to happen until you are blue in the face, but if you don't believe it's possible you will likely never receive what you want.What do you think is holding you back from going all in now? Dig deep and you may find it is your belief in yourself.
Our beliefs come from experiences we've had since early childhood. They often make you feel less capable, less deserving, or even flawed in some way. Do you feel deserving of success? Do you find that you self-sabotage every time things start to go well? If so, you are not alone. Take the time to identify where these beliefs come from so you can rewrite your story and move forward.
Tip: Reflect on the top 5 beliefs that hold you back. What is the story behind those beliefs?What about your family's story? How do these beliefs impact your belief in yourself?
Your thoughts become your life. The more your thoughts support your dreams, the more you will experience shifts in the forward direction. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Take back your power and let your thoughts work for you rather than against you!
Practice observing your thoughts. Don't judge or criticize them, but simply be aware. Awareness is like shining a light in the dark. Negative thoughts can't thrive in the light.Try re-framing your negative thoughts into more positive ones. This may feel uncomfortable at first, and that's okay. This one step can change your life -- I know it changed mine.
Tip: When you identify a negative thought, challenge it immediately by coming up with three reasons it's not true. This is a simple, yet powerful way to authentically shift to the positive.
The mindset work from steps 1 and 2 is key to shifting from fear to empowerment, and it doesn't stop there. You must take inspired action to open up the pathway to receive what you want.
Take action that feels light rather than heavy. If it feels like you are forcing things to happen, the action is too heavy and not serving you in this moment. Inspired action feels light, exciting, and energizing.Simply put: Ditch the shoulds and do what you want.
Tip: Make a list of three action steps you can take now that feel energizing rather than burdensome.
I've been guilty of self-sabotaging when things start to get better. It makes no sense, but we all do this to an extent -- we resist what's there for the taking, because it could potentially change our world. Change can be a very scary thing, even when it's a change for the better.
Try practicing authentic gratitude for what you already have and for what is on its way to you. Feeling like you already have what you want opens you up to receive more abundance. Simply put: Practicing gratitude makes you happy, and when you are happy good things happen.
You've always had the power to live your dream life. It's a matter of truly believing it's possible for you, monitoring your thoughts, taking inspired action, and allowing yourself to receive. You are a co-creator with the Universe, and you have more control over today and tomorrow than you realize.
So can we both agree to kick someday to the curb once and for all?