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Are you moving in the right direction?

How is y0ur life looking these days? Are you getting closer to your dream life, further away or pretty much the same? As we continue to talk about perseverance, it's time to do an assessment. Are you living in a way that is bringing you closer to goals every day? Or are you living in a way that brings stress and resentment into your life?

Take a moment to think about what you want your daily life to look like. I'm not talking about being on vacation. I'm talking about if you could wake up every day for the rest of your life and money wasn't an issue, what would you be doing every day? Where would you live? Who would you be with? What would your day look like? Now, how far away is your current life from that dream life? What can you do today that can bring you closer to that goal? Maybe you don't want big changes. Maybe you love your life and love going to work everyday. Maybe it's just a lavish vacation each year you are striving for. That's great. How much money have you put away for that vacation? Or maybe you want to retire early. Are you saving/investing what you need to in order to make that happen in the future? Whatever your goal or dream life is...make you movements each day work toward that goal.

Are you a beach person like me? Do you dream of living at the beach all year? Then start surrounding yourself with beach decor. Design an area (or more) that will house all the items that remind you of the beach. The more often you see something the harder you work toward that goal. This is why the power of a vision board is so strong. It's a board full of all your hopes and dreams. The more you look at it...the stronger your call to the universe to bring it to you. There was some talk of vision boards on "The Hopefulist" group page. Once you make one....make sure to put it somewhere you will see it several times a day.

What is in your life right now that you would like to eliminate? Is it possible to eliminate it right now? Such as your long commute. Can you work from home? Is there an option where you can work from home a few days and head into the office the rest of the week? Or do you want to start a side hustle that will turn into real income for you in the future? Then get to work on that and figure out how it can start making you some money.

Take a real hard look at where you are and where it is you want to be. How far apart are those two scenario's? How can you make them closer together. This is both adding things and getting rid of things that don't serve your purpose. Do you hate serving on the PTA? Then stop! It's not a rule. You don't have to do it. Start eliminating all things that you detest. This is something that shouldn't need to be said, but it does. Don't do things that don't bring you joy. You can contribute in other ways. Offer money or run a fundraiser or be a chaperone for a trip. But I urge you to stop doing things that you hate and drain the life out of you.

It's time to a real good look at what is serving you and what isn't. What is taking you closer to your dream life? These are questions only you can answer. You have to do the work. But the very first step is to be clear on what it is you really want. You can't figure out if you are close if you don't know what that is. Make a list of what the daily activities of your dream life is and next to it on the same page...write out how you daily life looks now. Are there any similarities? Can you incorporate more of what you want? Can you get rid of some things that aren't serving you? I'm sure you can if you put a little thought into it.

It's Monday...again! My favorite day of the week after Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A brand new week full of opportunities and possibilities. Tomorrow we will discuss things we absolutely have to get rid of it. Now go out there and be your badass self. You know, I'm cheering you on.

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