Build a Foundation That Supports Your Big Dreams
When your life is a mess, it might not be the best time to launch your business that directly competes with Facebook or to plan an assault on the summit of Everest.
Climbing Everest would be great, but it might be more helpful to be able to consistently pay your cell phone bill on time each month.
Follow these steps to build a solid foundation that will support chasing your dreams:
- Get control of your financial situation. Can you pay your bills on time consistently? Do you have enough money to buy food and clothing as needed? Is there enough money left over each month to pursue your number one hobby, enjoy a social life, and save something for the future?
- Get your physical health in order. This means finding a healthy weight, eating properly, and getting some exercise. See the dentist and the optometrist. Your health is more important than making your first million or moving to Tibet to write your memoirs.
- Work on your mental health. Everyone has psychological issues that limit their ability to enjoy life to the fullest. It might be anxiety related to interacting with strangers, a substance abuse challenge, or excessive moodiness. Give yourself a solid mental health foundation to work from.
- Take care of the little things. Mow your grass, keep your house tidy, always have clean clothes available, keep your kitchen and bathrooms clean, mow your grass, keep your car in good repair. All of these little things have much more impact on your life than you realize.
When your life is a wreck, it can be tempting to go all-in on an outrageous goal.
You will be happier and ultimately more successful if you can master the day-to-day issues of life first.
There will be plenty of time to battle Microsoft after you’ve mastered paying your electric bill on time each month.
Talk to you soon.
P.S. Consider joining MindShift Membership for a more positive mindset. Learn more here.