Carol the Coach: Create Your Life Now

Life is too short. And as I tell my clients this is not a dress rehearsal so it's important to ask yourself “What do I want in my  life and how can I go about getting it?” You likely have an idea of what you would like to do but you don’t know how create an action plan to make your life happen. So many people put off doing what they want in life because it will take a lot of work and energy. But the reality is … that there is no time to wait because the longer you procrastinate or put off what you may want in life, the more likely it is that it won't happen.

Now I'm not saying that it if you have a family, you should put their needs on the back burner, however it's important to scope out how you can pursue the choices in life that will make you happy and coordinate with your current lifestyle needs. If you are someone who has been interested in the creative arts and yet you work a retail job, I would encourage you to find ways of dipping your toes in the field of creative art. Volunteer at the IRT or at Clowes Hall and meet the movers and shakers who might point you in the right direction. You don't have to accomplish great things all at once.  You can break your goals up into chunkable steps that allows you to get your feet wet and try them out. It takes a lot of courage and energy to pursue new things. Lack of energy is what interferes with accomplishing goals. It just doesn't feel like there's enough time in the day to make your life happen and as a result you lack the energy to put together a plan that will get you started.

  If you were going to create a plan what would be your first step?

Take some time and sit in a quiet place and chart out what you want to do with your life. If you could do anything or pursue any of your talents what would bring you that feeling of happiness or joy.

 Ask yourself what could you do to get closer to that goal?  If you'd love to have a stable of horses… Could you volunteer at an equine therapy stable and meet the right people and let them know your dreams?

 Would you have the courage to ASK for help? The most successful people in the world go in for the "big ask". That means that they're not afraid to ask people for assistance, referrals, and feedback about what would most benefit them.

 You know the saying playing small doesn't serve you. You need to give it voice and take it to the next level and find ways to make progress!

So ask yourself, are you missing out on making your dreams a reality because you lack the time, or energy to carry them out to fruition?  Can you find a way to “get a feel” for your passion? Are you procrastinating because you lack the determination and drive to make your life happen?

 Find some support, share what you want to do and make your life happen! Brainstorm with a friend some ways to design your dreams. You deserve to live out your passion, but if you fail to plan, you plan will fail, so get moving and take your life to the next level!