How is 2017 going so far? Did you review 2016 with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved? Or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent most of your time stuck on Someday Isle?
In his book 'No Excuses', Brian Tracy refers to 'Someday Isle' as a metaphor for a mind-set where you dream about your desires, without taking the necessary steps or actions to achieve them.
Someday Isle can consist of negative thinking or self-criticism that sets you up for defeat before even getting started on achieving your hopes and dreams. This kind of mind-set can leave you stranded with thoughts such as:
'Someday I'll start my own business' 'Someday I'll study for that qualification' 'Someday I'll get fit and healthy'
Do any of the above statements sound familiar to you?
What's your Someday Isle destination? Each of us have different versions of 'Someday Isles' with the end result always being the same… waiting for something else to happen before plucking up the courage to jump into our boat and get off the isle.
We can often rationalise our in-action with excuses like ‘I don't have the time’, ‘I don't have the finances’ or ‘now's not the right time'. Such excuses only allow for our dreams to slip further and further away, until we stop thinking about them all together, or maybe we even talk ourselves into believing that someday isle is an okay place to be as its safe, familiar and comfortable.
Often it is fear that can stop us from taking the next steps towards what we want or are truly capable of achieving and instead of taking action we can end up drifting along and fantasising about the things that we may have always wanted to do instead of going out and attempting to get them.
When we allow ourselves to become aware of our existence on 'Someday Isle' we're able to get out of our own way and go after what it is that we truly want. Our motivation levels increase and suddenly we’re filled with passion, excitement and determination to bust through the excuses that may have been holding us back.
If you want to break free from ‘Someday Isle’ below are some of my top tips:
Now's your chance to stop waiting for 'someday' to arrive and take small steps to row your boat away from Someday Isle and towards living the life of your dreams instead. So what are you waiting for? Make 2017 your year!
As 2017 rolled in, it brought a blank page of opportunity and a chance for us to create a fresh, new chapter in our lives. Now the New Year is well under way, how are your resolutions going? Are you still buzzing with excitement as you work towards the goals you want to achieve and are you taking the actions required to move you closer towards reaching your goals?
A top tip for success in 2017 is to surround yourself with the right people. You've probably heard this before but are you putting it into practise? In the same way that nutrients and diet affect your wellbeing, spending time with positive people can have a huge impact on your success and happiness.