“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
I believe in the process of cultivation. Cultivating. To Cultivate Oneself + One’s Dreams. To be a Cultivator.
To cultivate means to nurture, foster, make something better, to refine, to transform, improve or promote the growth or development of something.
I see cultivating a life you love as the process of growing/journey, developing and fostering all that you want to be, do and have. It’s about transforming the key areas of your life into the vision of your ideal life, developing the qualities your want to embody, and building the legacy you want to leave behind.
This process often requires us to nurture within ourselves a new way of being and adopting the mindsets and practices that will help us grow and develop into the person we want to be, do the things we want to do and have the things and life we want to have. Keywords: Grow and Develop
When we want to transform our lives and create a life we really want to live it’s not something that just happens overnight. It’s a process that often requires a shift in consciousness and a new way of showing up in life, which takes time, practice, and patience.
You absolutely can transform and change how you are currently living if you’re not happy with your current reality. But profound transformation takes time and must be cultivated. You nurture the growth and development you want to see in your life. You improve your life one step at a time sometimes in small steps and sometimes in big steps, but one step at a time nonetheless. This is the work of a Cultivator.
The Nature of a Cultivator
A Cultivator is someone who wants to transform their life for the better. They want to make significant life changes that lead to more joy, abundance and fulfillment in life. In this respect most of us are Cultivators.
But a Cultivator doesn’t just wish to be happier and more fulfilled. A Cultivator actually takes inspired and authentic actions to make real changes in their life.
Cultivators have a growth mindset and they do the self-reflection and the work to grow and develop themselves to become who they want to be because they know that if they do the work and stay the course, they will see the transformation they wish to see in their lives. They trust the process.
Cultivators write a new story and design the lives they want to live. They have a vision, they set intentions and they commit to staying the course. They practice, persist, and patiently progress towards the fulfillment of their vision and dreams one step at a time.
Cultivators invest in themselves, their values, their ideas, their passions and their dreams with the commitment of their time, energy and money.
Cultivators chart their own course and set out to navigate their authentic path with more ease and grace and less stress and struggle. They choose to live in the flow of their lives and let themselves be guided by the signs and synchronicities of their life.
Cultivators aren’t okay with the status quo. They don’t settle. Instead, they aim to change what’s not working and make things better. They want to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. They want to leave the world a better place.
Cultivators are on a mission to fulfill their life purpose and actively engage in the journey of realizing their highest potential and self-expression and they help others do the same.
Cultivators aren’t perfect. They make lots of mistakes but they own their mistakes and try really, really hard to do better next time.
Cultivators fail often but they treat failure as feedback. They course-correct when they realize they’ve taken a wrong turn. They find a way to push through challenging times and succeed in the long run.
Cultivators tend to their well-being in mind, body and spirit. They value personal development, self-care, and spiritual practice.
Cultivators understand that life is a journey to be enjoyed and appreciated and that the key to cultivation is taking the scenic route, smelling the roses, and savoring the beauty and sweetness of life.
Cultivators are visionary and innovative. They Create. Build. Reinvent. Leave lasting Legacies. They change the world.
Are you ready to be a Cultivator?
The Cultivator’s Manifesto
Does this resonate with you? If so, then join me on this amazing journey of cultivating lives we love.
In my next post, which will be Part 2 of a three part series we’ll dig into the challenges of cultivation and the basics you will need on your journey.