You’re no doubt busy. Modern life is action-packed.
But let’s face it, there’s “busy” doing, well, not much.
There’s “busy” jumping through hoops that mean little to you.
There’s “busy” putting out fires because you’re in the habit of emergency mode.
Then there’s the real deal brick-and-trowel stuff, the paint the wall stuff, the busy-ness of working away incrementally at your own dearly-held plans, dreams, and goals.
Building the life that you want.
It’s a very different scenario that, over time, creates very different lives.
You can’t think and dream your way to that which you want most. As in, someday there’ll (magically) be time. Next week. Next weekend. Next month. Next year.
Gotta act. Move forward. Get real! Get down to the doing.
If there are big differences between your most important goals and this week’s to-do list, take a little time to ask yourself—and the people who are in your corner—what’s really up with that?
And FYI, professional coaching gets you to the core of that question and its answers, interrupts patterns as needed, and supports you in creating new ones that serve your goals.
Once you’re clear on what those big discrepancies are about and how to transcend them, you can go about the busy-ness—the good kind—of creating those new patterns. List, tackle, and check off the stuff that will satisfy you the most.
And don’t let the mythic 21-day approach to forming new habits get you down if it doesn’t work for you. Here’s a timely piece from BrainPickings on why it may take longer to get into your goal-centric groove. Whatever inspires you as an approach, well, do that. Just do it.
What’s the old adage about how to eat an elephant?
And if the most important stuff starts making the list but still doesn’t get done, because, after all, it’s optional, rather than required by somebody or something outside you, well, take a look at that. Time to truly re-prioritize your life. Re-interrupt as needed, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, whatever habitually blocks your flow.
Just do it. Right?! :)
Because it’s up to you, my dear, you who want and deserve what you want.
You the designer, the artist, the bricklayer, creating your beautiful life, stroke by stroke. Brick by brick. Bite by bite.
So write it all down. The good stuff that wants to happen. Step by step, on top of your to-do list instead of on the bottom or in the margins.
In BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS if that’s what it takes.
Then get busy. The best kind of busy.
And reach out to get me on your team! It’ll be my pleasure as I act on my own beautiful goals and dreams.
Left Coast Coach Teresa Young works with clients to accomplish their passion-based goals in healthy, soulful new ways. She coaches by phone, in person, and via Skype outside the U.S.