2020 completely pulled the rug out from under us. Our routines and goals were abruptly paused, but with a new year comes a new chance to set intentions! You might feel tempted to minimize your dreams out of fear that this year will disappoint you. Just as 2020 made everyone realize ANYTHING can happen — what if 2021 is the year that your biggest, boldest, most courageous dreams became a reality?
If things got put on hold for you last year, now is the time to take those longings, dreams and intentions and channel them into your ideal life. Anything can happen around us but it is the thoughts within us that we have control over, so put your focus into boldly creating those. The possibilities are as endless as our imaginations.
As I look forward to this year, I don’t want to just float by. I’m daring to dream bigger than I ever thought possible, and I invite you to join me! Whether it’s starting that business you’ve dreamt about for years, taking the next step in a relationship, or learning something new that scares you — we can choose to have hope and make space for all of it.
If you have no idea where to begin and need help getting started, there are a few prompts that have helped me get clear on what big dreams to chase in 2021:
1. Envision the person you want to be. How does that person feel? How does that person spend their time? Where does that person live? Which people does that person have around them?
2. Consider the things you’ve deemed “off-limits” to yourself— those dreams that you find yourself writing off as “too unrealistic”. What are those “unrealistic” dreams and what limiting beliefs are getting in the way of them?
3. Think of three people you admire. What do you admire about them? What aspects of their lives would you like to adopt?
4. Part of dreaming big is recognizing what you need to let go of. What drained or hurt you last year? How can you hold yourself accountable to letting it go to make room for bigger, better things?
Once you have your answers to all of these questions, write down a few goals that you’d like to focus on in 2021 and break them down into step-by-step paths. The more clear you get, the more likely you are to turn those dreams into your daily life!