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7 signs you're a dreamer + doer

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Are you a dreamer or a doer?

I’ve always considered myself a dreamer - never short of ideas and always full of energy to get started on the next project or brainstorming how to #makethingshappen.

But, what is easy to forget is that dreaming, without the doing {AKA taking action} will get you nowhere and the main difference between what makes people successful; and those that never reach their goals.

Here’s the thing: the future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating every single day. {click to Tweet!}

Success lies in taking inspired action - being willing to take the steps to make your dream a reality.

It’s easy to lose motivation and let everyday life get in the way, which is why being intentional and having a plan for where you are headed is essential.

The dreaming big is the fun part - where you get to be creative and let your imagination run wild.

But the real work?

The real work is in the doing.

Here are 7 signs you’re willing to make those plans of yours a reality:

1. you have self-discipline.

You consistently get things done by making decisions that are aligned with your future goals and not how you feel in the moment. This goes beyond willpower and stems from an innate desire to show up and live your life on purpose.

2. You're willing to get uncomfortable

This involves getting outside of your comfort zone, facing your fears and doing the things that make you uncomfortable.

3. You're willing to take the road less traveled.

Following the crowd is easy. But it's choosing the path filled with uncertainty that will reap the biggest rewards - it just requires you make the choice on whether the risk is worth it.

4. You're not only willing to fail, but to try better the next time around.

You see failure as an opportunity to take the lesson and try again, armed with the new knowledge and a renewed determination to make it happen. It really doesn't matter how many times you fail - it only matters that you keep going despite of this.

5. You're prepared to make sacrifices.

What are you willing to give up to make your dream happen?

Being able to say 'no' to people or turn down other opportunities is challenging and forces you to review your priorities daily.

Successful people know they must be willing to give up their time and energy to reach their big vision.

6. You take daily action.

Doers are action-oriented and take daily steps to make their dream reality.

7. You persist + have fierce determination.

Doers keep going, despite any setbacks, bumps in the road or challenges that come up along the way.

They will keep going no matter what challenges come up and simply see these as road bumps they need to get past to ultimately achieve what they want.

Keen to get started now?

  • Write down what it is you want. Don’t be afraid to dream big and get crazy. If you can dream it you can do it.
  • Set yourself a deadline for when you are going to achieve it and let your goal be the roadmap to where you're headed.
  • Then, remind yourself everyday why you are doing this and put in the daily action that you need to get you there.

What is one action you can take today?

Rachel xo