Take the leap & Chase Your Dreams!
Have you ever been somewhere and pinched yourself to make sure that you weren't really dreaming?! Me too. This picture was that moment for me... let me tell you why.
This shot was taken on one of the most magical days of my life.
Not because I was on the Eiffel Tower's balcony overlooking the gorgeous city of Paris. Don't get me wrong... that was surreal in itself. It was because we had just finished taking our engagement photos in the city I had always dreamt of doing it in and that little fact right there really hit home. I had manifested my dreams into reality.
What I dreamt of was no longer a dream but a reality.
A Caribbean girl, raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, getting engaged in one of the most gorgeous islands in the world, Palma Mallorca and then getting engagement pictures in Paris, France? Never in a million years would I have thought this was going to be part of my life's history!
The power of your thoughts are powerful enough to shape your reality! So think positively, because you define your future with the thoughts of today.
It's even more surreal that we are actually getting married in Santorini, Greece. Another dream of my that I had no idea would have ever been possible, yet again it will be our reality come April (2019).
Every single place I've really wanted to travel to, I have already checked it off my list in 4 years. Over 30 countries in 4 phenomenal years!
My life has never been the same after my first trip to Europe in 2014-2015 (New Years) and I thank my lucky stars every single day for that.
I really don't know what I have done to deserve all the blessings that I have been given. I'd like to think it's because I'm in love with the world and in return the world loves me back.
Seriously though, I am eternally & deeply grateful for them. And honestly, not one of them have gone to waste. I use my blessings wisely, because I don't think I'll ever get the chance to live this life again.
How to Make Your Dreams Become Reality
Surround yourself with PEOPLE who believe in you (if not surround yourself with animals and books like I did for a few years, their love and wisdom will help you flourish).
The ones that TRULY want what's best for you.
DO NOT listen to negative people, ignore the Naysayers. Most of their negativity comes from jealousy, bad parenting or a dark place. They may be close friends or family members. Regardless, that doesn't mean they are correct in their thoughts.
And PLEASE, be happy for others. We NEED more happy and supportive people in this world!
2. Enjoy the Journey
We each have our journeys in this life. THIS IS YOUR JOURNEY! So OWN IT! once it's all said and done, you'll look back fondly and proudly at the leap you took to make your dreams a reality.
Follow yours, your true happiness and don't let anything or anyone tell you that you're crazy for wanting the things that you want or thinking the way you do. You're just different from them and that's perfectly okay.
3.Take Responsibility for Your Life
Don't blame anyone for your current circumstances. We all have the power to make our own life choices. Now is the time to regroup, let go of the past and charge forward.
4. Stop Doubting Yourself Already!
We all have doubts, and some of use let those doubts guide what we can and cannot do.
Raise your standards! Make room for your dream to flourish. Change what you demand of yourself and claim your power back! If you're not rooting for YOU, then you're betting against yourself.
Yes, it's that simple.
Remember that little blurb I said above about how your thoughts shape your reality? It's not a cliché! You attract what you think :)
5. Change Your Current Strategy
In life, a lot of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know, and knowing is not enough, Action must be taken.
Find a role model. Someone who is achieving the results that you want and tap into their knowledge. Learn about what they are doing and how they think.
6. Set Goals and Take Daily Actions
Take some time and set goals for different categories of your life. Personal, Career, Adventures, Community, Yearly Goals.
Place them somewhere you can see them! I love to make vision boards! Every year I make a new one and hang it in front of my desk as a constant reminder to what I want to do and the places I'd like to go.
Everyday is a new day to take action toward achieving your big dream and that action propels you to become one step closer in becoming an unstoppable force. A common action is saving money.
7. Be Grateful!
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. Especially while working on fulfilling one of your biggest desires, timing may not always be on our side but, keep yourself encouraged by acknowledging that there is more to life than a bad day.
Practice this in all areas of your life. Home, relationships, work, etc.
There is nothing more humbling than the positive emotions gained from gratitude and appreciation.
As soon as you wake up write down 10 things that you are happy of its existence in your life.
8. Place a Time Frame to It
Time is not something we can control, therefore it escapes us fast.
As you continue to work on your big dreams, put a time frame to keep yourself moving and accountable.
I recommend that you set a specific launch date of when this milestone will be reached.