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Your Creative Vision

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
–Denis Waitely
Hello, Today I have Ashlen Cuyler, founder and CEO of HeyGirlHeyUnited writing for the blog. I hope it helps you in some way because I know it’s made me more motivated for being successful in 2018. So, Don’t click away, read on and let her know what you think:
Recently, I wrote down a few things that I could do differently in order to get ahead. During the process of brainstorming, I realized that my task were all aligned with my comfort zone. My creative vision was limited and didn’t require much from me.
Not one thing on my “getting ahead list” consisted of taking a risk!
As humans we are natural creatures of comfort. Neutral state — a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what’s coming next and can plan accordingly.
There is nothing wrong with staying within your zone of comfort. The problem arises when we get too comfortable and start holding ourselves back instead of finding new ways to learn, grow and try new things. Your Creative Vision demands that you GET UP!
 LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
 YOUR CREATIVE VISION DEMANDS THAT YOU GET UP
Are there certain things that you would like to do or obtain in life? Yet, the fear of stepping outside of your norm has hindered you.​​​​​​​
Maybe you’re interested in obtaining a new job, but the idea of starting over scares you. However, since you refuse to step outside of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith, you’re miserable every time Monday comes around. I’m pretty sure we all have been here before.
Has it been a goal of yours too finish or return back to school? But the thought of trying to balance classes and life frightens you. So instead of going for it, you continue to put it off. Yup! (that’s me).
Your Creative Vision
Do you have an idea or invention that could be beneficial to others? But the pressure of thinking it has to be perfect has held you back from creating and launching your craft. I thought everything needed to be perfect (including myself) with HGH before I could start. If that was true, I would have never started because I’m no where near perfect. You creative vision does not require perfection nor does it ask you to have all your ducks in a row or all the money in the bank…all it’s waiting for is you!
Your mind is a powerful thing, don’t allow your thoughts to stop you from reaching your fullest potential. Today make the decision to  take leaps of faith outside of your normal day to day task.
YOUR CREATIVE VISION DOES NOT REQUIRE PERFECTION 
I hope this email has reached you in a good space at a good time. Remember, if you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
 Here are some benefits to stepping out of your zone of comfort. 
  • Taking risks is what helps us grow.
  • Trying new things can make you more creative.
  • Embracing new challenges can help you age better. Our comfort zones tend to shrink as we get older — but if we can keep expanding them, we’ll open ourselves up to greater fulfillment and improved well-being as we age.-HuffPost
  • Challenging yourself can help you perform at your peak. Stepping outside one’s comfort zone is an important, and almost universal, factor in personal growth.

As we head into 2017, Make your dream, your creative vision a reality by getting up and putting the work needed into it. Take risks, don’t be afraid of failure and keep challenging yourself and those around you to be the best they can be. Write down your 2018 vision and then multiply it by two. You can do it…YOU CAN DO IT!

Here is a great book about not being stuck in your comfort zone and not being afraid of change:

your creative vision

Writer: Ashlen Cuyler of HeyGirlHeyUnited

Instagram: Heygirlheyunited

I hope this email has helped you in one way or another. Thank you for visiting House of Odara and remember to collaborate, you can email me at www.houseofodarablog@gmail.com

loveyou.meanit

 

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You’re Going Somewhere!

So, it’s 2016.

We have exactly 360 days left in this year. What goals have you set for yourself?

A map can show you where to go, but unless you get in the car and drive, your destination will always just be a dream. 

r-CROSSROADS-large570Think about it, when you make a decision to take a road trip with the girls you always have a plan of action and you are prepared to execute it. The weeks leading up to the trip you spend time calculating how much everything is going to cost, you develop an itinerary, and you decide what you will be wearing…duhhh. All this preparation allows you to enjoy the trip. And even if you run into bumps in the road during the trip, you’re able to roll with the punches and know what to do and not to do for next time.

The same mindset we take with trips is the same mindset that you must take with the goals you set and achieve for 2016. Lets face it, we are on a journey called life and we only get one chance at it. So remember that no matter how many obstacles you have faced and how many times you have been knocked down, its time to get back up. 

So lets cut to the chase! How do you set goals and achieve goals? Here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way that have helped me stay on track.

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1.) Decide what it is you want in life. Remember no one knows you better than you do. Don’t make the decision based on what sounds good, but instead what you are passionate about. Start dreaming again!

2.) Focus. No one can do too many things at once, it’s the same with setting goals. You have to prioritize. Start by thinking about the important areas of your life you want to achieve something in. For example I always break mine down into categories physical, financial, spiritual, and so forth. From there I brainstorm specific goals in each area I would like to achieve. You don’t want to get overwhelmed, so I suggest selecting only 3 goals for each category you choose. Remember You can always add on to your list. All your goals need to be SMART!
S – Specific (or Significant).
M – Measurable (or Meaningful).
A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
T – Time-bound (or Trackable).

3.) WRITE IT DOWN. I can’t say it enough. Get your pen and paper and get to writing. This is important because you will definitely need to go back and look at it.

4.) “If you fail to plan you plan to fail.” Develop a plan of action. A genie in a bottle isn’t going to be granting any of your wishes anytime soon, so girl you got to work. You have to know where in the world you are going. Nothing happens overnight. You want to lose 50 pounds you need a plan. Are you going to get a gym membership? Or will you have a personal trainer? How many times will you workout each week? Are you cutting out sweets? Having a plan allows you to not wander aimlessly.

5.) Don’t let your goals collect dust. Find time to review them periodically. I remember every year I would set goals and make a plan, but when I would review it every month it made it real again. My eyes stayed on the prize. So every too weeks or even monthly pull it out and see where you are at in your progress.

6.) Accountability. Share your goals with a person you trust. I believe this will help in those times you get distracted or discouraged. Having someone there that has your best interest at heart and desires you to succeed is vital. They will serve to both encourage and challenge you to stay the course and finish the race.

These are only a few tips on how to set and achieve your goals. Throughout the process stay positive and remember failure is only final when you allow it to be. Become committed to making you the best you. If you take these steps, you cannot help but succeed. No matter what your dream is, you can achieve it.

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