Julianne Hough Rings In The New Year In A Sports Bra & White Leggings In South Africa

Julianne Hough attends the 2018 Industry Dance Awards at Avalon Hollywood on August 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Julianne Hough has big dreams, and on Monday she shared her thoughts about them with her Instagram followers. The 30-year-old dancer took to the popular social media platform to post a snap of herself sitting atop a mountain in South Africa, wearing a lilac sports bra and white leggings that put her incredible figure on display.

In the photo in question, Hough is sitting cross-legged on a rock — with a beautiful view of Cape Town in the background. The Dancing with the Stars dancer is wearing her short blonde tresses down and wrapped in a thick headband, a look she finished with a pair of oversized shades to protect her eyes from the sun. According to the post’s geo-tag, Hough is posing atop Table Mountain. The blonde beauty is looking toward the horizon in a meditative pose as she shares her hopes for the new year.

“Most of the time I dream so big that I can go pretty far out there. I can see 10 years down the road and it’s so clear to me, like it has already happened. This has been a massive source of my achievement and fulfillment in life,” she started her lengthy caption.

She went on to say that this mentality — while an important motivational mindset — also became overwhelming, which ended up accomplishing the opposite. The “how” questions took control of the process, and she has finally understood that focusing on the questions prevents us from actually achieving the goal, she wrote.

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Most of the time I dream so big that I can go pretty far out there. I can see 10 years down the road and it’s so clear to me, like it has already happened. This has been a massive source of my achievement and fulfillment in life. When I was a little girl I made all these goals. By the time I’m 12 I’m going to ______! By the time I’m 19 I’m going to ________! By the time I’m 21 I’m going to _____! You get the picture. When I would make those goals, I had already seen the outcome before it happened… and those specific dreams all came to fruition. This Dreaming “so far out there” though also can be overwhelming. Somewhere down the road I got intimidated by dreaming big because I got overwhelmed by the “how” of it all. How am I going to get there? How is that even possible? How will I have time for that? How am I going to get people to see my vision. How am I going to do this all on my own? This year I realized I started playing small (dreaming closer to myself) a few years ago because the dreams never felt attainable. But now, I’ve realized that we limit ourselves when we try to figure out the how instead of already seeing the outcome and focusing on that! (Which is the power of being a kid) So great, I still want to know how… haha so… what I’ve learned to do now is see the outcome of the dream and try to reverse engineer it. Delegation is key and knowing I can’t do everything on my own is also the key. The power is within the people. The more you can collectively come together with the people around you and empower them to be the expert in their field and allow them to dream big, your company/relationships/friendships etc will thrive! I also believe in the power of repetition. Repetition is the mother of all skill. Create rituals that you do everyday to build that muscle and grow that skill. So I encourage you to DREAM BIG, Create RITUALS of REPETITION, and DELEGATE. My greatest fear in life is the feeling of playing small. Knowing that I have dreams so big and that I have so much more to give inside of me is what keeps me going. So PLEASE dream big!!!!!! Your impact, impacts the rest of us! We truly help each other evolve! 2019 yr of empowerment

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“I’ve realized that we limit ourselves when we try to figure out the how instead of already seeing the outcome and focusing on that!” she shared.

The snap, which the Footloose actor shared with her 4.4 million Instagram followers, garnered more than 88,800 likes and more than 520 comments within hours of having been posted. Users of the social media platform took to the comments section to thank her for her inspirational post, to wish her a happy new year, and to welcome her to South Africa.

“Welcome to my beautiful city! May you have a wonderful 2019!” one user wrote, while another added, “You are such a beautiful person! I. always so impressed with your zeal for life. You always look like you enjoy it to the max! Beautiful!”

It is unclear whether Hough is in South Africa for work or for pleasure, but there is a chance she went on the trip along her pal Nina Dobrev — as the Vampire Diaries star is also in the country, as the Inquisitr recently noted.