NOW is the best time to pursue your dreams.
Posted on April 22, 2020 by Leila Ansart, One of Thousands of Executive Coaches on Noomii.
The world is in flux. There is tremendous uncertainty, but the one thing that seems evident is that we can't go back to the way things were.
“IT IS NOT TRUE THAT PEOPLE STOP PURSUING DREAMS BECAUSE THEY GROW OLD,
THEY GROW OLD BECAUSE THEY STOP PURSUING DREAMS.”
-GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
Nobel Prize Winner
The time to reflect on and pursue our goals is now.
The world is in flux.
Industries are shifting.
Companies are scrambling. The world has been turned on its head by COVID-19, and we are all wondering what will happen next.
We are all facing uncertainty. To quell our fears, we can take an intentional approach to quieting the anxiety and addressing the unknowns. Fear = anxiety + uncertainty.
Practicing mindfulness and self care help to reduce the anxiety we feel in our bodies and minds. Turning on a guided meditation, breathing deeply for 3 minutes or and moving our bodies are some simple examples.
To combat the uncertainty we feel, I find it’s the absolute best time to focus on our personal goals and… (may I say it, our dreams).
I’m Leila, and I coach ambitious individuals to help them to shift their perspective and change their view. When our view on something changes, everything changes.
MY PERSONAL MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO PURSUE YOUR GOALS WITH UNSHAKEABLE CONFIDENCE.
As you know, reaching your goals is not just for you — it allows you to make the difference you’re destined to make in this world.
Many of my clients tell me that during this time of “sheltering in place”, they’ve realized they’ve gotten caught up in the cultural demands they are surrounded in. They’ve worn “hustle” like a badge of honor.
Together, we’ve reflected on their goals, what impact they want to make, and what they want to accomplish next.
Sometimes it can be easy to forget our personal goals, unless they are obviously aligned with our career progression.
And even when they do track along with career, we can get caught up in the ‘busy doing of it all’ and lose sight of the bigger vision of why we wanted that in the first place.
Digging into the reason we wanted those goals we started with can be a powerful exercise.
I INVITE YOU TO DREAM. TO REVISIT THOSE THINGS THAT ONCE FUELED YOU, AND MADE YOUR EYES LIGHT UP AND SPARKLE WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT IT.
Imagine 3 years have passed, and you’re telling a story over dinner with friends. In this story, you’d be sharing the amazing experience you enjoyed, the award you won, or the problem you solved, and the highlights of that experience.
During this conversation, your friends would be smiling at you, nodding, saying “that’s amazing” and genuinely happy for you. They might even be inspired to pursue a big goal of their own.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
I help ambitious people like YOU to reconnect to their dreams, and craft an action plan to reach their goals, so they can feel alive, fulfilled, and make an income while making an impact.
If you’ve forgotten what your dreams once were, I’ve written a few reflection prompts that may help you. You can view those by google searching “Leila Ansart blog dreams2”.
Perhaps you’ve now remembered your personal goals, and you’re nodding your head, excited to think about them again.
You have two choices … go at it alone, or enlist a partner in your success. Working with a coach —having insightful conversations that shift your perspective, can shave time and effort off your goal attainment.
Now is the best time to pursue your dreams. Things will never go back to ‘normal’, in my opinion. The world is forever changed. Companies are prioritizing their own evaluation, not yours. This is when you must get in the ’Director’s Chair’ of your life and take a visionary role. This is your chance to address the uncertainty we face right now by focusing on moving yourself forward.
Are you ready to pursue your goals with support, intention and key insights that change your perspective?
I invite you to have a conversation with me about working together. You may find that your goals are much closer than you imagined.
I’d love to have a conversation with you. To connect, reach out to me, and we’ll spend a few minutes saying hello, talking about your goals, and exploring if I can help you.
Note: This is not a sales conversation; it’s simply for me to learn more about where you’re headed. (And I’m told it’s very helpful to talk it out as well!)
To your success!