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Happy Monday friends here is your dose of motivation to get your week started on the right foot! Surely, I am not alone in being in awe that it is July 31st, right?! This is the perfect time to set your August goals! 

Last week, in my first Motivation Monday post I talked about how I stay motivated. Point one on my list was “know your dreams”. This is a doozy, so I wanted to hone in on this point a little bit more. Today, I will share a how I have learned to keep my eyes on my dreams!

The most important thing, in my opinion, to make your dreams a reality is to keep believing. My pride is a little bruised at the moment. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you saw that I took a tumble down the stairs this weekend and went to the ER for the first time in my life. Thankfully, I got away with a bad sprain. For how hard I fell, the swelling and the pain, I was expecting worse. But now, I am stuck at home for the week keeping my foot elevated and hobbling around. Why am I telling you this? Because I feel demotivated and setback from reaching my goals.

Working is how I earn my money. Money is how I reach my dreams. Right? Not really. Sure, money helps! But it is not the answer to everything. Knowing your dreams and eventually achieving your dreams has to do with the belief and perseverance that you can do it! So keep believing!

Another huge component is your mindset. I talked about this last week in another post, where I mentioned that I used to let all of the negativity reel me in. Not only did this not help me in believing that I could reach my dreams, but it also set me up with a negative mindset of my own. After several subtle hints from people around me alluding to my negative attitude, I realized I needed to make a change. I am stubborn though and could not just flip the switch from a negative attitude to a positive attitude.

I had to work for it. After reading a lot of personal development books, I believe I can say with confidence that my mindset, for the most part, has really bettered itself! Sure, a weekend like this past one knocked a few points off of my pride. I could give you a whole list of the negative aspects, but gosh am I thankful that my injury is nothing worse!

Being thankful is another component to “knowing your dreams”. The one thing I have learned a lot about through my reading is the Law of Attraction. Books like “The Secret”, “You are a Badass”, “No Excuses!”, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, “#Girlboss”, among several others all refer to or solely focus on the magic of the Law of Attraction. It is simply a law of the universe that states “like attracts like.”

The Law of Attraction thus encourages using tools such as gratitude, affirmations, and visualization to help you know, believe and achieve your goals and dreams. I have incorporated this into my daily routine. First, I read some sort of motivational book for about 15 minutes every morning and then I go on to list out my gratitude and affirmations for the day either on a piece of paper or in my 5 Minute Journal app. Lastly, I have a vision board that I either look at or spend a few minutes thinking about!

Initially, this sounds somewhat insane, but once you do your research and see how many people actively use the tools of the Law of Attraction and what they have achieved, there has to be something to it! And just these people keep me pushing for my dreams too.

And lastly, I ask myself a simple question when I am feeling unmotivated or lazy: what would successful people do? This too sounds silly, but it really does get me going quick and my to-dos are taken care of quicker than I thought possible.

Throughout this entire journey to my dreams, I obviously could not get anywhere without my personal cheerleading squad or the belief that God has an awesome plan for me and my life. But when it comes down to it, these are your dreams. It is up to you to make them happen. No one else can do it for you.

I hope that this insight on how I “know my dreams” and keep reaching for them was helpful. Happy dreaming and an even happier Monday! 🤗

With love,

Lena Marie 💕

“Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.”

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