The first step of your journey towards fulfillment
Create a compelling vision of your journey.
What needs to happen for you to close the gap between your story now and where you are headed? How can you feel like you are living your story right now? What is that defining moment when you've reached your goals? How do you create milestones so you know exactly where you are in your journey? Picture the process of what it takes to get there – do you feel energized or tired? Does the process match your needs? Where along the journey do you have to be in an uncomfortable state? Can you plan for periods of recharge? Is it still worth it?
And if it’s still yes, create that compelling vision of what this journey looks like, feels like, tastes like. It will pull you forward and remind yourself this is what you are working towards. You need to see yourself as this person NOW. You need to be this person today – deep inside you are that person and so it’s merely the practice and the commitment to let this person express itself. What does this type of person do? What does he/she read or behave like every single day?
A Spanish proverb I've heard on a Tim Ferris podcast, "He, who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." speaks volumes about what our mental state needs to be. The only way for a contender to become a champion is to start thinking, walking, breathing like a champion before it becomes reality.
YOU ARE HAPPY, FULFILLED, LIVING YOUR STORY NOW. It's just that the world has yet to catch up. Relish your secret.
This is so important because your brain is going to sabotage you every step of the way, you are going to have to fight what it’s saying to you. It’s going to make you give up. But if the vision of your journey is your reality, you will keep moving foward.