But – and this is a big BUT, before you take out a notebook and pen a few desirable scenarios or start pasting pictures of Lamborghinis onto a ‘dream board’, there is one very important step that you need to take first.
This is a step very often neglected – and unfortunately the number one reason why many plans, made without first doing this, fail.
And that critical step is – letting go of the past.
Now letting go of the past doesn’t mean getting rid of things that add value to your life. On the flip side of that, it does mean critically looking at all things in your life that rob you of your attention, take up valuable space in your environment or that just don’t positively serve you any longer.
It takes energy to carry these things – energy that could better be applied towards getting you to where you want to go.
If something doesn’t clearly take you towards where you want to go, it’s pulling you away from it.
So the first step is to host that garage sale, get rid of that pile of admin that just sits on your desk staring at you, throw away anything that you haven’t used in the last year.