Note: Updated in 2019 for clarity and additional resources.
I know what it feels like to have a big dream. To have a vision of something awesome, something you feel called to do.
Eighteen years ago I felt called to be a teacher. To lead, to heal and make an impact on the world.
There was just one snag: I didn’t know how to turn my dreams into a reality.
But my desire and willingness were enough to clear the path. One day at a time I healed my fearful perceptions, deepened my spiritual practice, strengthened my faith and took small right actions toward my dreams.
So today let’s talk about that: how to go from idea to action.
How to take action on your ideas: My 3-step method
How can we turn these ideas we’ve been dreaming of and meditating on, the ideas we feel passionate about, talk about with our friends at brunch, into actionable steps?
I want to give you 3 steps that worked for me.
Watch the video for these steps, and keep reading to see them outlined.
Step 1: Think it
Step 1 is to think it. You have to be able to think openly and positively about your vision. Think the thoughts of the highest good for that vision. In your daily life, think your way into what you want to create.
Be conscious of your thoughts. Consciously think about your dream in positive ways. Your thoughts are very powerful because they affect how you feel. And that’s Step 2.
Step 2: Feel it
- To be on your dream career path?
- To do the work in the world you’ve been longing to bring forth?
- To spread an empowering message?
The way to feel it is through meditation. This is a really simple practice that feels great! For two or three minutes a day, sit in meditation and let yourself cultivate the feeling of what it is you desire.
This is such a game-changing practice. I’ve had so many experiences in life where I’ve allowed myself to dwell in the feeling of service, or that excitement of being on stage or sitting next to Oprah doing an interview.
Those emotional feelings that came forth in my meditations were manifested in my life, so take your thoughts and feelings very seriously.
Step 3: Take spiritually aligned action
Step 3 is to begin to take action from a place of spiritual alignment. Many of us, when we have big dreams, take action from a place of ego. We think, “I’ve got to make this happen! I gotta hustle, I need to force this to happen.” Or the opposite happens. The ego keeps us playing small by asking, “Who are you to do this?” And we never do anything.
When you sync up with the Universe, you feel a confidence that you may not be able to access with your logical mind.
When you practice the first 2 steps, you sync up with the Universe. And you feel a level of confidence that you may not be able to access with your logical mind, because it’s a result of your spiritual connection. You’re also better equipped to notice when you’re acting from a place of ego, and you can realign with spirit.
These 3 steps are the first crucial ones you can take on the path to do what you’ve been dreaming of.
Inspire others by doing what inspires you
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