Updated: Sep 23
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” I believe this to be true
1. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Many individuals on their death bed wished they had accomplished an inner dream. Consider taking a moment to have a check-in with yourself. Is there something you keep putting off on your bucket list?
2. The world is waiting on your gift.
Can you envision yourself speaking to a crowd, helping someone overcome a hurdle, or leading a team through a complicated simulation? How will your leadership spark the civility and insight into new solutions for your industry? You have unique fingerprints and even though there are others who do what you do…you can find a way to put a unique spin on it.
3. Until you stop subscribing to the next shiny training, your dreams will be packed in a folder called “SOME DAY.”
You can dream about speaking to thousands and coaching hundreds all you want, but it’s never going to happen unless you actually plan your strategy. You can dream about letting others know to leave imposter, but it will never happen unless you actually take the moments of incubation to understand the value you have to share with others. In other words, visions don’t work unless your strategic plans do.
4. You can’t let the fear of failure win.
Fear is a dream killer. Just think about all the times you started to embark on new possibilities but allowed fear to convince you that you weren’t ready, capable or skilled enough. I allowed more than 15 years go by before I wrote my first book, Tomorrow Can’t Wait. Matter of fact, I knew I wanted to be an author of multiple books. I wanted individuals to lead exciting lives, but most people told me my dream was not realistic. I allowed the fear of judgement, success and failure stop me before I began. I soon realized that the days were passing, and my dreams were feeling like they were stuck in the clouds.
5. Opportunities are all around you if you try.
There are so many amazing doors waiting to be opened to you. Conferences, workshops, summits, expos, simulations, endorsements, sponsorships, and industry leaders are waiting on you! How do you find these? Simple. Show up for your dream. Unique opportunities are there for individuals who prepare for them. You will not see the opportunities ideating in your basement. You will have to first sell the vision you have of your dream to yourself.
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Turning On the Lights Global Institute Dr. Allana Da Graca is the founder of Turning on the Lights Global Institute. TOLGI helps individuals reach personal and professional goals through digital courses, coaching, and #IWBCC™ events. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org