Dream Big: DREAM BIG WITH THESE 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS

Erica Velasquez, Evolve East Owner, Reach & Dream Big
Erica Velasquez, Evolve East Owner

I believe in the importance of being present. I believe in embracing the current moment. I believe in simply being. There is a time and place for this practice. On the other hand, I also believe in thinking ahead, thinking BIG and dreaming outside the box for a beautiful future. Goal setting is a common ritual practiced by people all around the world. Below are tips I enjoy practicing. I hope it serves you.

Dream Big With These Helpful Tips

Tip #1 : Journal – Write down or sketch your big dream and then practice the 7 why exercise. Below is an example.

Goal: Own successful day spas around the world 

Why Question Number One: Why do you want to own successful day spas around the world?

*Because I want to combine my business knowledge with my passion of health and wellness

Why Question Number Two: But why?

*Because I enjoy doing business and I enjoy helping others

Why Question Number Three: But why?

*Because it makes me feel alive

Continue this exercise until you get to “Why Question Number Seven.” Find a comfortable and quiet place to perform this exercise. Write it out carefully and dive deep into your answers. The 7th why will be the deepest answer and unleash serious truth. Once you have your 7th answer, allow this to be your affirmation for the month.  Enjoy this exercise. No judgement & no perfect answers. Just go for it and see what comes up!

Tip #2: Find a mentor, a guide or a motivational speaker: Who has worked their way to reach a goal similar to yours? Who is a leader? Who has already done it? Be inspired and ask questions to these people. It may be beneficial to follow in their footsteps, but always add your unique touch to the process. Why reinvent the wheel?  Gain as much advice from professionals as you can. Learn from your elders. Find a mentor. Educate yourself.

Tip #3: Remember mistakes and failures are your best teachings.  Learn from your mistakes and allow the failures to push you closer to your successes. It is ok to mess up. It is ok to make mistakes. These experiences will help develop your skills and make you stronger. Mistakes keep you humble. Stay focused on your big dream.

Tip #4: Meditate. I enjoy a 20 minute meditation practice early in the morning.  Sometimes I will stay laying in bed listening to a meditation or find a comfortable seat in bed. It is a great way to start the foundation of your day. Free audio meditations can be found at http://www.beebosnak.com/meditation/ . I enjoy the sound of Bee’s voice and message. Take a listen when you have 20 minutes of time to dedicate to your meditation practice.

Tip #5: Enjoy the journey. If you are not having fun for the most part, change things up. You will approach obstacles along the way so if you do not truly enjoy your journey towards your big dream, then you might quit. HAVE FUN! Life is not meant to be so serious. Do what you love. Smile. Laugh at the not so beautiful moments. Enjoy the journey.

Dream Big: DREAM BIG WITH THESE 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS
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