I always month. It gives me hope and optimism that I get to plan out each day for how the month goes. The fact that I am in control makes me want to plan big – no plan is too big, I say. If we don’t dream big, we play small.
If you’re tired of playing small, here are 3 tips to get you thinking in the big space:
- Set aside time, either 15-30 minutes to detox and open up to receiving what ‘downloads’ you will get from this exercise. Breathe and relax to allow ideas to come
- Set a timer, say for 30-60 minutes, to allow those ‘downloads’ (ideas) to come; have paper and pen available to write them down, not judging or limiting what comes up. Look at different aspects of your life: career or business goals; fitness/health goals; spiritual goals; relationship goals (both intimate/friendships as well as work and friendships); financial goals – I’m sure you get the picture. No idea is too small or big at this point of the exercise.
- Now it’s time to go deeper into your planning, taking each goal and dissecting it as to when you want to accomplish it, what people/resources you need, as well as some specific steps it will take to finish strong. I’d recommend buying a sketchpad = they come in all sizes and have some cute covers – and draw out the ideas you have, as this helps the right brain come alive and makes the goal more compelling and visually ‘real.’
Once you’ve done the steps above, you should be really clear and motivated to get started. Working on the principles of Kaizen, find the smallest or easiest step you can take that will launch you into action mode. Ready…Set….Go!