Mindset Monday: Dream It

Dreams.

When we are little, we aren’t afraid of them. We dream about crazy things like jumping from cloud to cloud while eating a big, red lollipop. We dream about cool things like becoming firefighters, cops, doctors, mommies, and daddies.

But, something happens as we grow older.

We become scared of those dreams.

Could it be that our eyes are slowly opened by the reality of the world that surrounds us and we just become jaded about dreams and life?

Could it be that the people around us have had their dreams smashed so many times that they have just become non-dreamers and end up shutting ours down?

Could it be that the world loses its wonder and we just become numb to those possibilities that we once saw everywhere and in everything?

For some of us, however, we either continue to see the dreams and possibilities–or maybe we just learned to find them again.

Walt Disney was right on with this statement though. It’s true, if you dream it, you can do it.

I was a single mom fresh out of a divorce living on cash aid and food stamps. But, I CHOSE to dream of working in a good career and owning a home. So, what I did was work myself out of that broken situation by going to college and getting the degrees and credential that I needed. Today, by myself, I have exactly what I had dreamed for myself and my kids just a few years earlier: I have a great career and I own a house and a decent car.

Once you accomplish your goals and attain your dreams, then it’s time to set new ones. For example, now that I own my house, my goal is to let the equity build so that I can sell it and buy a smaller house on a larger lot. Ultimately, I’d really love to have a decent amount of land around me. I will get there. It’ll take time, but I’ll get there. And it will be amazing!

There is one thing missing from this quote though. It’s that our dreams and goals require work. There is no one on this planet of ours who is just going to hand over whatever you could possibly desire. It just doesn’t work that way.

You have to actually map out a plan and stick to it so that you can have what you want. You have to constantly keep that dream in front of your eyes, which is why you need to print it out or write it down and post it in places that you see regularly.

We humans tend to get bogged down with the daily requirements that life are full of, such as work, making dinner, washing laundry, cleaning house, running errands, and on and on and on. Because of this, we lose site of our goals.

Click Here: Dream To-do list to get the steps you need to take so that you can get started on your journey to making your dreams come true.

Wishing you a kick-ass life,

Alicia Bates

Two Easy Make-Ahead Recipes for Breakfast and Lunch

I have a goal of eating healthy, but I find that my mornings become rushed because, let’s face it, my bed is warm and comfy and I just want to stay there! So, I end up laying there until the last possible moment and then end up rushing around. Do you do the same thing?
Because I am well-aware of how my mornings will go, I decided to make my life easier by solving this particular problem. What I did was create breakfast and lunch meals that were healthy, simple ingredients, and were super easy to throw together the night before. This way, I didn’t have to spend time in the morning trying to make breakfast and lunch because they were already to go!
Are you rushing around in the mornings so much that making a healthy breakfast and lunch seems impossible? Click on the link and you will be able to download two of my favorite recipes for a simple breakfast and a simple lunch: Two Easy Make-Ahead Recipes

Enjoy!

Alicia Bates

What is Freedom? What Does It Mean to You? AKA Stop Half-Assing Your Life!

The decisions you make today will determine your tomorrow. If you set goals for yourself, every day you need to make choices that will get you closer to your goals. This is the video where I say, “Stop half-assing your life!” Watch my video on Facebook for more!

Go and be awesome!