The truth about chasing your dreams and balancing real life

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” – Simon Sinek

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 09.45.49I am a firm believer that you can create the life you want and that it is entirely possible to transform your current circumstances and move closer to the life you are dreaming of each day.

However it is not straightforward. Dreaming is the easy part, making it happen is the challenge. Creating the career and life you want requires commitment, dedication and compromise. You will face many obstacles that will require you to come out of your comfort zone and take risks.

Your beliefs and values will be questioned and your desire will be tested constantly. You will have to overcome your fears, remain focused and make sacrifices.

When everything is going well, your passion will propel you forward and you will have an abundance of optimism and enthusiasm. It is when you fears surface or you are challenged that things get tough.

Determination will help you persevere through testing times; however there is also a risk that you become completely absorbed by your resolve to accomplish your goals. It is therefore important to stay grounded and present as well as maintain balance in your life.

Love where you’re at

If you are always looking to the future, and delaying your happiness until you reach your ultimate goal, not only are you going to miss out on life now, you will also find it incredibly difficult to find joy when you hit a roadblock.

Find happiness in all aspects of your life. If you never reach your ultimate goal, what can you be happy about in your life now? If you can’t find happiness in your life where you’re at, it will always elude you and you will be chasing it forever.

Find a balance

When you have a big audacious life goal, it can take a long time to accomplish it. It can be tempting to focus all of your time and energy on achieving your dream which can lead to you missing out on important parts of your life.

Of course you need to be committed to your goals in order to fulfil them; however it is also essential to make time for things such as family and health. Enjoy life and appreciate the small, simple and beautiful things you encounter on your way to realising your dream.

Also remember that what you want does not always show up in the way that you imagined it. Ensure you keep an open mind so that you can identify opportunities that present themselves which are ultimately stepping stones towards the career and life you are creating.

Be sure to pace yourself to avoid burning out. As long as you do at least one thing each day towards your dream, you will continue to make progress.

Life is a journey so be patient and if it is taking you longer than you want to realise your goals, look around you and appreciate the scenery and everything that is great in your life now. Trust that as long as you keep taking action, you will get there eventually.

Leanne LindseyAuthor Bio:

Leanne Lindsey loves inspiring, motivating and empowering women who have had enough of feeling demotivated, fed up and unfulfilled to create a career and life they love. She is a Career and Lifestyle Fulfilment Coach and author of Get A Career & Life You Love, who has experienced redundancy, a complete career change, starting a small business and as a result is enjoying what she calls “the sweetness of life”.

Through 1-1 coaching, workshops and writing, Leanne works predominantly with women who are considering a career change or craving a more fulfilled life, to identify any limiting beliefs, find inspiration, get creative, explore their options, rediscover their purpose and develop a plan for living a more meaningful life, full of happiness, joy, peace and abundance.

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