Day 44

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Day 44

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The reason it’s called Practice is that you are practicing the life of your Vision.

Avoid the trap of “this then that”. I used to think I needed to make a certain amount of money, then I would have the freedom to pursue drawing more regularly. Turns out, poor people can draw too.

When setting up your practice, be sure it’s not a matter of getting this done first- then I can work on that. Practice living your Vision now.

For instance, working at a job you can’t stand because you think it’s going to get you to a financial place where you will “someday” pursue the thing you love, you’re falling for the delayed gratification trap of traditional goal setting. The only thing that a crappy job is doing for you is making you better practiced at working a crappy job that you don’t like. I’m not telling you to quit your job (I’m not telling you to not quit your job either). What I’m saying is that if you have to work at something undesirable in the short-term, don’t allow yourself to look at that as an obstacle to get over before pursuing what you want. Even worse: don’t delude yourself into thinking that the uninspiring thing is the solution to get you to the inspired life.

If you’re waiting tables when you’d rather be an interior designer, then go ahead and keep paying your bills by being the best server possible, AND make sure you’re devoting 10 minutes per day minimum to launching your Interior Design business. When I say practice, I don’t just mean a consistent activity, I also mean you are literally practicing living out your Vision.

Remember; the future isn’t real, it’s a concept. Right now is your only real life- so live it.

Begin today to live your vision.

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By Cody Limbaugh

Author of STOP SETTING GOALS! and co-founder of The Lyceum. Cody and his wife Tali Zabari both write and create at LoveAllYourLife.com, where they share their adventures in #HardcoreHomesteading and personal development. Join the discussion in The Lyceum Community at LoveAllYourLife.com

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