Phase 2 Day 4


You know where you are, you know where you want to go, and you're excited to get there. You have everything that you need to get started getting the life that you want!

In a lot of ways creating a life of our dreams is a lot like going on a road trip. I’ve used this metaphor before and I’ll use it again! 

Many people are scared to take a trip, even a vacation can be a big comfort challenge for some. 

To leave the familiar in search of adventure, excitement, or discovery can be difficult, but it is worth it. 

We are Life Athletes! We are training ourselves to live at a high-level and we are LIVING at a high level. Living this way means taking risks. 

It means venturing into the unknown, confident that we can make it work. Confident that this way of being we have nurtured will pull us through. 

We are aiming at a higher standard and that can be scary. 

If your dreams don't scare you little bit, chances are you're not dreaming big enough. 

Really I don’t need you to be scared, just ready to have the life you want.  A lot of this preamble is to set you up for probability that you won’t be able to fully complete today's exercise immediately.

The fear I’m talking about comes from the unknown, the unfamiliar, the hidden. The thing about things that are unknown, unfamiliar, and hidden is that we don’t know a lot about them. 

If you already knew how to get where you wanted to go, you’d be there. Because you’re searching, there will be blind spots. This is normal and quite alright. 

So, fully acknowledging that there will be blind spots, I’m asking you to connect the points between where you are and where you want to be. Simple...  

Once again, I am well aware that you likely don’t know all of the steps to take now and that If you did, you would be taking them now. 

I’m telling you that it doesn’t matter. You can figure out A step and that’s enough to move forward. Too many of us wait, trying to figure every facet of our goals out before we start taking action. 

A friend passed along this nugget as we talked about this a while back, “you don’t wait for all of the lights in the world to turn green before you start driving” he said. No, no we don’t.  

Another one I like is a metaphor involving a dark country road on an overcast night... you can only see as far as your headlights shine but you trust that there’s more road in front of you. You drive and figure it out on your way. 

It’s going to be the same here. You’ll have to fill in as much as you can and as you get closer, you’ll be able to see more and so on.

As you connect the dots between where you are and where you want to be, you are to look at the “map” from two directions. 

For some it will be easier to immediately start plotting out next steps from where you are currently forward. While for others it will be easier to start marking out steps or stages backwards from your horizon goals towards the present. 

I suggest that you try drawing it out from both directions.

Also, you might not get the immediate steps from either point and instead be able to see some of the middle steps. 

Treat this like a jigsaw puzzle... start wherever you can and fit pieces in as you spot them. 

Start writing every step you can think of and leave spaces to be filled in later.  Big steps, small steps, write them all down.  

There might be branches, or detours to the road you are laying out. That's okay as well, write it all down. 

Try your best to be as detailed as possible, however don't get bogged down .Feel free to start with a general outline and flesh it out from there.

Write it down in such a way that you can fill in details later. Just keep going and don't stop.  Be thorough, be patient, and be unstoppable. This is is work, but it’s your life and if you won’t put in the time planning this, what will you spend time on? 

Let’s hit the road! 

Daily Challenge: 

-Take your current point and your horizon goals and fill in the in between stages.