I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how even when I’m not “moving” my dreams are still aligning for me…
Or maybe a better way to say it is that I’m amazed by all of the work in the waiting.
You know the type. It’s the kind of work that’s happening for you behind the scenes. The kind that’s happening for you without you realizing. But that’s not to say the success is spontaneous. In fact, the success is a direct result of the (sometimes YEARS of) hard work and consistency come before it. And before the success it feels like A LOT of dedication with little to no reward in the moment.
I’m not exactly sure how to explain it, but I’ve always known I’m meant to share my journey on a great platform. A platform with positive impact, and one with the ability to motivate great change. For YEARS I worked to create the platform(s) myself, and that’s not to be discounted because it really did work! But even as recent as 5 months ago it felt like a daunting process…and one that *occasionally* allowed me to believe the lie “this is all the further I’ll go…”
We’re halfway through March…when did that happen? & YES there are things we wanted to cross off the 2022 list that we just…well, haven’t come close to touching yet. And if I’m honest (for both you & me) it’s because we haven’t had the time, the energy, or the plan to GET👏🏻IT👏🏻DONE👏🏻
And GIRL though I’m a firm believer in working hard for the dream, let me tell you WHY I believe taking some time to take your time is the most transformative move, setting you up for success throughout the rest of 2022 & BEYOND!
5 Steps to Live Your Best Life Throughout the Remainder of 2022 & BEYOND!
1. Don’t just do it to do it.
Stop rushing through items this week *just* to cross them off your list and say they are complete. Let’s be honest. Are you really giving it your best effort if it’s rushed? And WHY are you rushing it in the first place. If it is something that’s not time sensitive, I challenge you to WAIT and focus.
2. Dream about what’s next.
GIRL we are SO distracted. YES by media, but also by the details of our work and life too. In fact, we’re often so deep in the details that we don’t have the time or energy to dream & plan what’s next! THIS is where I really believe YOU & I have an opportunity to transform the year ahead.
I want to challenge you, even if it’s for 15 minutes, take time this week to sit, walk, or drive in silence and REALLY dream. Let your mind be creative and wonder. THINK BIG here, don’t think about your daily to dos. And then…
3. Write it down
Take a step back and Braindump EVERYTHING you thought about in silence. It doesn’t have to be pretty, simply get it on paper.
4. Organize It
After it’s written down, reflect on it and organize it into your days. GIRL I know your schedule is already full. But even if you need to break it down into the *smallest* steps (that’s what I personally do and recommend it) add it to your schedule. If it’s what you REALLY dream it’s worth one extra small step each day right? So map it in to your 2022 & MAKE THE PLAN before…
5. Tying up loose ends.
Tie up loose ends this week that set up that plan for success in the days & weeks to follow. We all have THAT box or two consistently moving to the bottom of our to-do list and GIRL it’s time to FINALLY cross it off! Free your mind of the little things clouding it. The pattern of pushing it back again and again is ultimately stealing your creativity, plus it feels AMAZING to officially check that box!
GIRL I know it may sound simple or maybe it feels like a lot to add to your already busy day. But I promise taking this time for YOU will set you up for so much more growth throughout the rest of 2022 and beyond!
If you’re looking for someone to hold you accountable to your plan or (better yet) help you create it, considering joining Ditch the Clique’s 1:1 confidence coaching community! Here, I’ll support you defining and mapping out your BIG dream while supporting you with resources like accountability (& more) to make it reality!
who is Rachel?
Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!
& just like that…I’m another year older! (Fellow Sex & the City fans, PLEASE tell me you read that in Carrie’s voice!)
In true Sagittarian form, I LOVE my birthday and the celebrations that ensue! But funny enough, I once *DREADED* getting older and the aging that inevitably comes with it (regardless of how strict my skincare routine may be.) And much like you, I used to believe the lie that very specific boxes needed to be checked by a certain age in order for me to *really* be happy.