Don’t just dream, take action
I start this by telling how Joanne and I moved across the country – with no idea where we would live, or what I would do for work. But we had a dream of a better life and we took massive action before having all the details in place. Don’t just live in your dreams. Take action – every step can move you closer to seeing that dream come true.
Episode #816 February 04, 2022
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
I’m feeling ashamed that I’m so far behind on your Stages of Life model.
I also shared on that podcast, this:
If you plant corn, it will mature in 180 days. If you plant bamboo, it will mature in 5 years. If you plant walnut trees, they will mature in 40 years.
My recommendation, be doing all 3 in every stage of life.
Be doing things that will give you a return in six months, in 5 years and in 40 years.
Embrace the journey!
I don’t know what to do to make my life better.
We all know the things we can do to make our lives worse, so do the opposite of those things — and take action.
Listen in to this short clip with Alan Thomas and me and realize that the point is to DECIDE and then to take action on that decision. As he coaches people through their weight loss journey, he tells them, “The decision is more important than the diet.” That is so true about so many dreams and goals we have.
Should I stay at my government job for 1.5 more years to get full retirement benefits or leave now?
Although I often recommend to people that they create a plan and take action over the next 48 days, since you are so close, I recommend you stay, but use the time wisely to plan for your next stage of life — explore and experiment with ideas.
The idea of self-employment is somewhat intimidating, but I’m trying it out in smaller increments.
I often recommend that people start a new side business by dedicating 15 hours per week to it, which you could go ahead and start doing now. Get my masterclass and workbook here to find out more.
Quotation:“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David ThoreauClick To Tweet
Join us for our Eagles Open House with Alan Thomas, who will share his 5-Step Plan for losing the weight that may be holding you back on Monday, February 2, 2022. Click here to save your seat.
- A dream is a wish your heart makes. A plan makes your feet move.
- “I had no choice,” actually means, “I had only one path that was easy in the moment.”
- “I don’t know what to do to make my life better.”
- “Pray, but when you pray, move your feet.”
- Don’t stop learning and growing, no matter what stage of life you’re in.
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