"Where you now stand is a result of thoughts and feelings that you have offered before, but where you are going is a result of your perspective of where you now stand." 
~Esther Hicks
Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:18

Bridging the Gap to Where You Want to Be

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I hear and read about people looking to create real change in their lives. More than ever, there’s a feeling of restlessness, dissatisfaction and a desire for growth, purpose and passion. 

Unfortunately, for many people they get stuck and remain in the desire stage, not knowing how to cross to the other side to their goals. The insatiable hunger remains, leaving a feeling of emptiness and frustration.

If you have a big dream you want to reach, I want to share some great strategies to help you bridge the gap and get you on the road to achieving it.

Step 1 – Identify your starting point

Before you can move forward and achieve your goals, you need to take count of your starting point. This is about being clear on your current situation. So if you want to make $250,000/year, first determine your current salary. How many clients do you currently serve and how many products do you currently sell?  

If it’s a better relationship that you want, understand your current relationships. Do you have loving and supportive relationships (doesn’t have to be romantic)? Do you feel a balance of give and take or is it one-sided? Maybe it’s better health? What is your current weight and activity level? In order to get to where you want to go, you must first know your starting point.

Step 2 – Know where you want to go

This is a critical step. In order to create change and transformation, you need to know what that looks like for you. I’ve written and taught this many times. If you don’t know what the ideal scenario looks like, how do you expect to get there? Think through and determine what your definition of success looks like in all areas of your life. Some questions to ask are: ‘what does success look like for me? What would I be doing? Who would I be with and working with? How would I feel when my goals and dreams have been fulfilled?’ Get an answer and write them down.

Step 3 – Identify the Gap and Create a Plan

Now that you’ve listed your starting point and where you want to go, identify the gap between the two. This exercise is not to make you feel bad for where you stand, nor is it intended to evoke fear and overwhelm of what you need to do to get there. What I want you to do is to look at the two situations and brainstorm as many ways as you can to get from point A (your current position) to point B (your goals). Do not limit yourself to ideas that you feel you can do. Write all the ways down and get them on paper. You may need to do a little research on this on people who’ve achieved what you wish to achieve and see how they did it.

Step 4 – Execute and Take Action

Now this part is often where it stops for most people, because it’s at this part that people will look at what they wrote down and let fear stop them. What I want you to remember is that action, no matter how small, done consistently and with faith will lead you closer to your dreams. You can start with the small action steps and that momentum will propel you forward. Depending on the steps, you may need support. This is where coaches and mentors play an important role (and I would love to support you in this. Click here to learn how I can support you).

Mentors and coaches are able to give you direction and bring to your consciousness things that you’re unable to see yourself because you’re too involved in the situation. They can help guide and support you in this crucial step.

Step 5 – Review and Repeat

At this point if the steps have been properly executed, you would have grown and reached your milestone. Like all humans we’re meant to consistently grow, so you’ll have even more and bigger goals you’ll want to accomplish. This is why it’s so important to have fun along the way and enjoy the journey. 

When the desire of a new goal shows up, go back to step 1 and take inventory of all your current accomplishments and then on to step 2. Before you know it you’ll have a solid formula to move you closer to any goal you want to accomplish.

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