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  • Sarah Mae Dickinson

Envisioning Your Perfect Life

Updated: May 18, 2020

Life prepares us to believe we have no control. It’s a deep-rooted belief in our brains that makes us think the only survival is a 9-5. Sometimes it manifests in begging someone to give us a job or hoping that we don't get fired. It's no big surprise that we aren't living a life we created. As toddlers we were told the answer to all our great questions was "because I said so". As teenagers we moved with the sound of a bell. At entry level jobs we arrived on time, followed rules and left only when instructed. No wonder we feel like we could never break out on our own. We have no idea how! The key is to start creating control in your life NOW. Even if it just small steps to get you there. You have the power to live the life you always wanted. It just requires patience and organization. Don't know where to even start? What would your life even look like if it could be ANYTHING? Let's work together on this. I tried a new strategy with a client this week. His homework is to schedule out his perfect day: 5, 10 and 15 years from now. I don't mean this in big broad strokes, I mean actually sitting down and writing out times and activities. Try this yourself. Here are some examples to get you going.. If you wish you could leisurely wake up every day at 7, have breakfast with your children and bake/work on recipes for your blog until 11... Great! Write that down. If you are more of a person that wants to wake up at 5, go for a run and then work on your novel until 1 when you start gardening, that’s wonderful. Write it down. Now, do you see how different these two lives are? See how they require really different steps right now to slowly get you there? You don't get in a car and say "Gee, I wonder where I'll go today?" No. You know where you're going. It may take different routes to get there, but you know the destination. Life is the same. If you don't have a goal destination you will sit in that same job for ten years and wonder how you never started that business, got promoted, wrote that novel, etc. Dream big, but be specific. The journey to that dream day starts today.

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