When Daydreaming Isn’t Enough

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I have been having a blast with my 5-day clutter clearing challenge this week. More than 1,000 trailblazers have signed up to take small yet powerful action steps each day and build a whole new relationship with their clutter so they can get it out of the way.

So much of creating the life you want is about making sure you have the space for it, both physically and emotionally.

For example, think about a BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) that you’re currently pooh-poohing.

Whether it’s taking a trip around the world, telling someone you love them, moving to a new country, or taking a day off from work every week, I’m sure you have a secret wish or desire that you’re not giving enough attention to.

If you’re someone who dreams about doing something but then quickly dismisses it, you’ve got some clutter in your way.

So what’s stopping you?

Do you doubt it can ever happen?
Do you not know where to begin?
Too many life commitments?
Not enough money?

While all of that can feel insurmountable, the real clutter is more likely old stories you’re telling yourself and the need for some boundaries.

But who knows… Maybe dreaming is enough for you.

Maybe you don’t need to actually pursue your vision.

That’s what a lot of people do after all — they think about it and talk about it to get their fix but never actually do anything to make it happen.

Sure, the fix can feel good, but eventually it’s not enough. The rush you were feeling turns from elation to frustration. You grow tired of talking and not doing.

So, no, I don’t think dreaming is enough for you.

Maybe your social conditioning tells you that this dream of yours has to come after you’ve worked long and hard, saved as much money as you can, and then, and only then, can you travel/sing/date/take time off.

Or maybe blazing your own trail feels scary.

After all, what will people think?

What if you try and fail?

What if it’s not all it’s cracked up to be?

Here’s the good news. Whatever your block is, you can dismantle it.

All you gotta do is start with one step: Believing your dream is possible.

That’s it.


And here are some ways to do just that:

  • Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.
  • Write it down. In detail. With lots of descriptors.
  • Create a vision board with images and words that light you up when you look at them.
  • For inspiration, find others who are currently living or pursuing their dreams. Watch out for the monkey mind that comes up with all the reasons why they can do it and you can’t.
  • Make one small change in your life to support your vision like cleaning out some noise or clutter that’s getting in your way. This might be canceling a commitment you regret agreeing to or spending less time with a Debbie Downer. It might be cleaning out a closet or donating some books.

When you do something — anything — to support your vision, the universe rallies in support and the dance begins.

You step.
It steps.
You step.
It steps.

As long as you keep moving, so will the universe. And this, my friends, is how you get in the flow. And how your vision becomes reality.

One step at a time.

So go on.

Write it down.

Want to make it feel even more real? Email it to me. I’ll cheer you on.

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