Creating Your Future

ACT, grow“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we discussed in the last section. C stands for create your desired state. … What’s your dream? Close your eyes, and see yourself exactly the way you want to be. Write down what this desired state would look like. T stands for take action steps to get you there. Success is a journey of one step at a time. And the longest journey begins with the first step.” ~ Gary Mack from Mind Gym : An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence

ACCEPT your present state.

  • What is your dream for your life?
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Be thankful for all.

CREATE your desired state.

  • What is your dream for your life?
  • Take time to close your eyes and see yourself exactly as you want to be.
  • Let yourself feel the emotion of joy and satisfaction as you visualize.
  • Write down what your desired state would look like.

TAKE ACTION steps to get you there.

  • What steps do you need to take?
  • What has held you back in the past?
  • What support do you need to follow through?
  • Do something today that gets you closer to your desired state.