BIGG goal-getters know that it’s wise to be happy, but not content. It means thinking about four realities.
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Your past reality
We almost didn’t include this one. The past is the past. Who cares, right?
But it is important to think about your past REALITY.
Our experiences are clouded. They’re clouded by our perceptions. They’re clouded by our emotions at the time. They are clouded by a number of things.
Make sure you’re seeing things as they truly were. Only then will you extract the right lessons.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to move past the past.
In an ideal world, we could talk about the next two simultaneously. Since we can’t, we’ll keep it chronological.
Your current reality
It begins with an honest assessment of where you’re at. Are you happy now?
You can be.
You just have to know where you want to go. Then do all you can do today to move a little bit closer to it.
Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? And it is.
But life gets in the way. Obligations. Things-to-do. The unexpected.
Next thing you know, you haven’t taken a single step to the life of your dreams.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Form a realistic opinion of where you’re at right now. What are you happy about? What don’t you like about your current reality?
Your future reality
We didn’t come up with this term. But we sure do like it. We like the certainty of it.
It’s not a wish. It’s not just a hope. It’s more than dream. It is what will be. And you will make it happen.
What does your future look like? Visualize it. Get a clear picture in your mind.
But don’t stop there. Use all your senses to experience it right now. Live it as if it were real.
Because it will be. It’s only a matter of time!
As you think about your future, be careful. You may make one of two mistakes:
- Projecting the present into the future
This will keep you from reaching your full potential.
Escaping into the future
You may project the unattainable. You have to believe it can be done if you stretch yourself quite a bit. That’s a good vision.
Now we’re ready for the fourth reality – and we may have you stumped. We’ve talked about the past, present, and future. What’s left?
Only the most important reality of all…
Your NEXT reality
What’s the next thing you need to do to move from your current reality to your future reality? That’s your next reality.
You’re a BIGG goal-getter. So you’ll focus all your time, energy, effort, and attention toward achieving your next reality.
Stick your next out! It leads to BIGG success!
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