Lean into what you want
Excerpt from upcoming book, Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living
As our book is coming into the final finishes I am happy to share with you the section on Life Guidebook Tips.
The following tip is one of my favorites as it says you don't have to have it all figured out, you just have to have a feeling, a dream, a hope, a sense and as you lean into it, let the breeze take you towards something wonderful.
Enjoy and let us know what you are dreaming of and willing to lean into as well.
Guidebook Tip #15: Lean into creating the life you want to live
Take the first step in faith.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase.
Just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr., Legendary Civil Rights Leader (1929-1968)
Having a clear vision is one of the best motivators for creating the life you want to live. However, sometimes we just aren’t that clear. We have a fuzzy idea, a sense of what we want, and a hope that clarity comes to us sooner than later. Similar to painting a fantastic landscape we don’t know exactly where it is going to take us, but we are willing to continue to put layer after layer of paint on the canvas.
Even without a vivid vision, you can start to live the life you want by going with the idea. Just start and let the momentum take you with it. Experiment, let it guide you, learn along the way, and use the feedback to clearer on the direction you want to go.
A few tips for leaning into the life you want to create:
- Be willing to start without seeing what the end result might look like
Simply start doing what makes sense and let the next logical action present itself to you.
If you have always wanted to run a marathon. Start by walking, run a few steps, and before you know it you might be running a mile, joining a running club or training with a group. A variety of options will present itself to you if you just start.
- A fuzzy idea or dream is a great place to start.
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and thousands of other successful entrepreneurs didn’t know exactly what they were going to build when they started their companies. What they did have was a fuzzy idea, a purpose and a passion to start where they were at – in a garage, a dorm room or their bedroom.
3. Keep leaning into your hopes and dreams and the answers will come
As you take action on your hopes and dreams you are attracting more of what you want, opportunities present themselves, people will come into your life to support you. One thing builds upon another. You might be surprised by the path you follow, so be open, be curious, and keep leaning into the dream and let the breeze take you with it.
Start today and lean into your dreams, visions, hopes and wishes.