“You can’t do anything that you can’t picture yourself doing. Once you make the picturing process conscious and deliberate, you begin to create the self you want to be.”
When I picture the life I want for myself I see lots of love, community, and of course trees! The ideal life that I want to create myself is full of adventure, but still in this present moment it’s unknown how I will get there. It can feel scary to even try to accomplish these things without knowing the logistics, but before you can begin to do anything, you must be able to see yourself doing it!
One of the things I love to do when I’m feeling inspired about my future, is create a dream board (or collage). I love to pick out random pictures and words from my favorite magazines and books and lay them down all in one place. This way I’m able to capture an essence of the values and experiences I strive for. From there, I can take baby steps into making them a reality.
I know that when we believe we can do something, we’re more likely to follow through with it. I wonder how many people in the world have a dream and want to make a difference, but fear failure. There are too many obstacles in life for one to count, but when we overcome these struggles on our own, we know who did it (you).
The feeling of accomplishment after countless hours of hard work is unbeatable compared to it just being handed to you. I promise you, hard work will always pay off.
I want you to explore your craziest dreams and then I challenge you to make one of them a priority in your life this year.
This year I want to experience our national parks. First up Yosemite and Sequoia! Then I’m crossing my fingers that I can make it to Saguaro National Park, home of the HUGE cactuses. I’m also interested in going to Crater Lake, Glacier, Mt. Rainer, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon in 2017. I got my national parks pass and guide-book this month and now I’m all ready for the trail!
It’s never too late to create the future you want for yourself, and the only person who’s going to make that happen is YOU.