Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Well, What Is Your Dream?

Can you see the forest for the trees in your own life? In this world of fast-paced madness, deadlines, traffic, and places to be, do you take the time to lift your nose from the grindstone and think about your life from the 30,000 foot view?

What do you want your life to be? Who do you want to be in it with you? Where do you want to live it? How do you want to spend your time? What goal do you want to achieve? Are you working toward that goal, or have you been swallowed up by the "right now"?

It would be incredibly tragic to wake up at 70 and realize that your real life never even came close to your dream life. So, what steps are you willing to take today to start dedicating a portion of your day or week toward your dream? Do you believe you can have it? You better! So remind yourself everyday and think about achieving those goals in a positive way!

I am constantly feeling sidelined by the mundane tasks of life - laundry, grocery shopping, making dinner,  home renovations, business meetings. It's a struggle to find time in the day to focus on what I want to be and where I hope to be. I've found that using my commuting time for this focus really helps. I listen to inspiring audiobooks or often just drive in silent thought. It's my quiet time alone and it helps me to stay focused. What time can you carve out to focus on your dreams?

Another suggestion to help with focus is to make a vision board either in hard copy or virtually. Really spend some time thinking about what you most want. Look for photos and items that best represent your goals and dreams and collect them on a bulletin board, piece of cardboard or make a collage online. Put this vision board in a place you can see it every day. Spend some time visualizing yourself achieving these things, really know that it can all be yours.

In the grand scheme of your life, will it really matter if you took on a little less in the now so you can focus on you and your dreams a little more?

What's on your vision board? Here's some ideas for mine....

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