One of my biggest passions in life is challenging myself and others to accomplish BIG dreams, the kind of dreams that are so big they're a little scary sometimes. The first step in accomplishing your dreams is knowing what they are. Simple, right? Well, not always. Day-to-day tasks like earning a paycheque, buying groceries, doing the laundry and walking the dog all take time, and it's easy to place focus on these everyday tasks, leaving less and less time to think about and work on our dreams. Figuring out and accomplishing our dreams becomes something we tell ourselves we'll get around to one day, rather than making them a part of our everyday life. Basically, we not only stop taking steps towards achieving our dreams, we stop dreaming altogether.
So take some time today to sit down with a paper and pen and write out your dream list. Don't limit yourself by restricting your list to what your brain tells you is realistic. If a dream pops into your head, write it down, no matter how crazy or wild or unlikely it seems in the moment. And keep writing. Don't stop until you've listed at least 100 dreams (it gets easier the more you have). Once you have your list put it somewhere where you'll be able to see it and read it several times a day. Start paying attention the the specific dreams that resonate with you the most, the ones that get you the most excited. Give yourself time every day to just sit and think about those dreams. What would it feel like to you to accomplish those dreams? How would your life change if you achieved them? What's one thing you could do today, right now, that would take you a little step closer to reaching that dream. Maybe that little action is signing up for a course, or googling for some information, or cleaning out your home office. It doesn't have to be a huge step, just a step. You'll be amazed at the difference that makes.
CHALLENGE: Leave a comment below with a list of some of the dreams you come up with. Sharing your dreams with others can be a powerful motivator!
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