In the post “How to go from Dream to Destiny in 3 Easy Steps” the first thing I suggested was to “Bloom Where You’re Planted”. Some feel that their circumstance needs to be perfect before they start, or they’re just waiting for the right time or just a little more information and then they will begin. All of these reasons become excuses and hinder us from achieving our goals. Sure it seems logical at first, but when a year passes and you’re still in the same place, you have to start getting Real with yourself to start Walking in Your Destiny. Today I present to you 3 Solid (& Simple) Reasons why the “Bloom Where You’re Planted” Technique works, why it’s okay to incorporate in your life, and why you should have started YESTERDAY!
1) You get out of the Analysis Paralysis stage
I don’t know about you, but I used to over analyze everything. Sure a little analysis can be helpful. You can lay out your plans, think of the goal you’re working towards and ever think about the steps it’ll take to get there, the key is don’t get stuck there! There is a difference between setting a plan and belaboring an issue to the point of paralysis.
The reason why Bloom Where You’re Planted works is because you may not know the outcome or you may not know exactly how to get there, but when you start taking the first step, the answer will be revealed. Which brings us to our next point.
2) You Summon The Power of Action
Simply moving brings power to what you’re doing. When you move in the direction of your goal you send a message to the Universe that says, “Hey I’m serious about this” and as we’ve learned from the Paulo Cuelo book, The Alchemist, when you make your intentions clear by acting on them, “The Universe conspires in your favor,” to make sure your dream comes to fruition.
Do not be nervous if you don’t know all the steps to take from A to Z. Sometimes we get stuck because we feel like we have to know every single detail on how we are going to get to our destination, but knowing every detail is not necessary to take action Today! As Martin Luther King Jr. said “you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”. You don’t need to have your dream planned out from start to finish; it’s sufficient to know where you can start today. Let’s not forget that you’re resilient and can figure things out as they arise. We tend to get tripped up more when we have a plan and things don’t go according to plan, than when we are allowing ourselves to live in the moment, follow our tuition and do what’s best in the present moment.
Now that you’ve moved from inaction to action and know that you don’t have to have ever detailed figured out before you move forward, you will then have…
3) No Excuses
Once one incorporates the the Bloom Where You’re Planted ideology, you have no excuse NOT to start, Today! It’s not to say that you won’t come across obstacles, rather it’s acknowledging the fact that despite what ever comes up, you stay on your path, not giving the excuses any power. You keep moving towards your goal while you figure out how to conquer those (inevitable) obstacles in your way.
In the comments below let me know the following 2 things:
- What can you do today to begin to Bloom Where You’re Planted?
- What issues come up that have prevented you in the Past from being able to Bloom?
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