Anne Kosem Life Coach

Wake Up!! And Dream…

Wake Up!! And Dream…

By October 30th, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on Wake Up!! And Dream…

As children our paths are pre-determined. First we crawl, then we walk, then we run… and it’s off to school where more milestones await. The curriculum and standards for achievement are already set and the measure of success defined for us on a graded scale. Not only do we have a roadmap for education, but many also have a built-in support system at home, school, and or within the community that provides guidance and encouragement along the way. The older we get, the more responsibility, freedom and choices we are given, but at some point we step off that grid completely.

So what happens when the roadmap ends and we are suddenly responsible for determining our own path? For motivating ourselves? For setting our own goals and defining our own success? The most logical question to start would be: What do I want? Where do I want to be? More commonly the question becomes: Where should I be? What should I want? Whether or not you grew up with a support system that encouraged you to ask for direction, it is natural to look outside yourself for answers when you do not trust yourself.

This cycle of chasing the things you think you should want perpetuates itself over time. It can be seen in all areas of life from career and family, to marriage, health and relationships. You may not even be aware that you’re in it until the day you wake up and realize you’re not in alignment with the path you have chosen. Something is missing and you’re not satisfied with your life. You did everything you were supposed to do, and still, you’re not happy. On top of that, ‘the empty something’ that has been welling up inside you has reached the surface and it can no longer be ignored.

You are being called to change, to create and re-create your life pattern– this time based on your desires. It is this process of growth and transformation where a life coach can really help you.

The first step in inspiring a meaningful life change is to determine exactly what you want. And in order to do that, you need to give yourself permission to dream. When you’re awake, that is. Here are some suggestions for how to get started:

  1. Clear out the clutter in your mind. Give yourself a blank canvas.
  2. Break the rules. Dreams have no boundaries, and neither no you! Erase the obstacles, shut out the fears and, most importantly, ignore your inner critique.
  3. Dream big. Dream small. Dream a lot.

The more positive energy you put into your desires, the quicker you will see them start to manifest. I encourage you to give dreaming a try, even if it sounds a little hokey to you.

“Great things rarely happen in your comfort zone.” ASK

As always…Let me know how it goes.

See Related Article in Healthy Planet Magazine, November 2011.