Finding Your Direction
First thing is first, finding our path and direction.
How do we set goals, take action, leap into our journey if we don’t know our destination. This needs to be crystal clear!
We need to know roughly where we are going so we can create the steps to get there.
When I first started I knew a general finish line and that was about all I knew. The goal was to create a job doing something I loved and enjoyed which would also help supplement my family and allow me to stay home with my children providing a flexible schedule.
Now lets review that sentence…. I have in their what generally I want to do. (Start to a goal) and why I want to do it (Motivation).
If you don’t know exactly what you want to do, that’s ok! We do however need a general direction to get your running shoes on. I said in the beginning this was going to be very direct and to the point as I want you to get the absolute most out of this book.
You need to first create a list – I encourage hand to paper. There is just something about connecting and writing it down, like a commitment to yourself. (This goes back to having to write sentences as a child) Your subconscious picks up more on hand to paper vs. typing or texting. On the list you are going to write down your passions, your hobbies, what makes you feel like you could go for hours and not be tired.
Is it running, walking your dog, painting, talking to people, helping people, filing documents, creating, inventing, writing, acting, filming?
Try and write down as many things as you can think of in 20 minutes. – Set your phone timer and do it!
When your finished writing your list, close your eyes and just imagine what you see your self doing. What do you think these passions lead to? If you don’t get the answer right away that’s alright, maybe a light bulb just went off, maybe you already know and are ready to dive straight in, what ever criteria you fall in, writing down hobbies and passions is never a bad thing! It helps to make a promise to yourself, to have it on paper as a reminder that YES YOU CAN DO THIS. Its time to throw excuses out the window, get clear and concise, and make some commitments.