One reason I’m drawn to Kim Klassen's classes is her “do the work” ethic. Her take it step-by-step and you will succeed attitude. Along with doing the work I think it’s also important to have intention and awareness as your companions. Let me explain…
There have been surprising “stop me in my tracks” moments in life when suddenly I realized I was actually doing what I had dreamed of doing. Have you ever had that experience? How did it happen?
I don’t believe it’s an accident when we find ourselves living our dreams. I think it has to do with our “intention” and, fortunately, our intentions can be directed. Visualizing oneself in a desired role, holding that picture in our mind’s eye, and knowing to the core of our beings that we are already in the process of making it happen is practicing “intention”.
One powerful way to “kick-start” intentions is creating vision boards. Yes, the first time I felt kind of silly – pasting quotes and pictures of my dreams on cardboard. But it worked! It kept my dreams in the forefront of my mind. I found that looking at my vision board gave me both a sense of peace and of purpose. I relaxed. I had faith that if I “kept doing the work” I would get to where I wanted to be.
What role does awareness play? I’ve found the path to reaching my dreams is usually indirect, and often not what I anticipated, which is where awareness to the unexpected (sometimes even disguised) opportunity works hand-in-hand with intention.
The writer Goethe expressed these ideas beautifully when he said “Whatever you think you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it”. Create your own magic by doing the work with intention and awareness.