“Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it.” -Steve Maraboli
When we talk about creating the life of our dreams, we have to talk about self-love and authenticity. Self-love and authenticity are what keep us in alignment with our dreams, they’re what hold us accountable.
Self-love is the voice within that reminds you that you deserve the best in life. It’s the inner knowing that tells you, you didn’t come here to settle for less. It’s the nudging that inspires you to dream bigger because you came here for adventure and fun, and that it’s your right to enjoy your life.
Authenticity is the voice that reminds you to ask for what you truly want. It’s that feeling you get in your stomach when you’re not being entirely honest about your truest desires. The voice of authenticity encourages you to be true to yourself and honest about your dreams, even if no one else around you understands or supports you. It’s authenticity that reminds you that your inner guidance is your greatest lead and that as long as you are faithful to your vision, you succeed.
Creating the life of our dreams requires self-love and authenticity. In fact, it requires us to L.E.A.V.E. behind our old state of mind. The following five steps are a great way to summarize what’s required in order to create what we truly want.
1. Love Yourself
2. Expand Your Awareness
3. Authenticity First
4. Visualize Your Ideal
5. Execute a Plan
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