When we want to make transformative changes in our lives— whether it be landing a dream job or meeting that special someone— you can’t just sit around and wait for success to find you. You have to make an honest effort to go forth and chase your dreams. The universe flows amongst the positive energy and excitement we release into it. But— most importantly— it takes action. Inspired action, to be precise. Because without it, the only thing you’ll manifest is a perpetual state of inertia, a time loop where you’re always back at “square one.”
But how do you know if an action is inspired action? And what are some everyday examples that can help you take more inspired action in your life? Let’s take a closer look and learn how this simple act can help make your goals a reality.
How You Can Move Closer to Your Dreams
Abraham Hicks taught us that “the entire universe is conspiring to give you everything that you want.” With that in mind, inspired action is like an internal poke from the universe that aligns our mindset, setting it up for success.
The beauty of taking inspired action is that it’s easy to do, and it’s a practice you don’t have to— and shouldn’t— overthink. All you need to do is stop and listen, and let the universe be your guide. Following through on that guidance with lead you in the right direction.
You may just find yourself reaching your dreams faster than you expected, as though you’ve experienced a miracle.
Inspired Action Tip #1: Make Your To-Do List Work For You
Whether it’s on your smartphone or dutifully written and posted on your fridge or above your desk, we all keep to-do lists. But many of us agonize over getting everything done because we’re so rigid.
“I have to do laundry. I have to wash the car. I have to go to the grocery store.”
While none of those chores necessarily sound appealing, it’s possible to be flexible and make your to-do list work for you. Instead of adhering to a strict schedule, when you wake up, ask yourself which task you feel like tackling first?
Instantly, your list will look much more appealing. Likewise, you’re now manifesting positive energy into and harmony with the universe. That’s an example of inspired action.
Try it. Perhaps the lines at the grocery store will be shorter. Maybe it’ll be cooler in the day when you wash your car.
Regardless of what’s on your list, making simple adjustments to your day will reduce stress. And the universe will always reward the positive vibrations you give it.
Inspired Action Tip #2: Say “Yes”
We’re constantly in a tug-of-war with ourselves, facing an internal battle between what we want to do and what we have to do. Here’s a secret: it’s okay to take time for yourself, have fun, and do what you want. Sometimes when you do, you can have your cake and eat it too!
Here’s an example. Let’s say you have to go to the gym after work, but it’s a warm spring day, and you’d rather go to the park and read instead.
Say “yes” to that nudge from the universe and change your plans. Why not grab that book and enjoy a taste of nature? Or do both! Take time out of your busy schedule to get some afternoon reading in and maybe follow it up with an outdoor run or yoga practice. Either way, it’s a win/win.
Your intuition is speaking to you at that precise moment. And inspired action means following your inner guidance and going with the flow to lead you to exactly where you need to be.
Inspired Action Tip #3: When the Universe Calls, Answer
The universe likes to send us friendly reminders so we don’t lose sight of our goals. Have you ever had a thought pop in your mind that you were supposed to do, like calling your parents or paying a bill? Guess what? That’s the universe’s way of telling you, “Don’t put me on the back burner! Let’s do this now!”
Resist the urge to continue procrastinating because the universe constantly reminds you to take inspired action, and now is the best time to do it.
While you may not know why you’re getting the call when you do, chances are there’s a benefit you may miss out on if you wait to confront it.