I’ve seen a strange phenomenon repeatedly over the past decade of working with people to grow their dreams into reality. It's still surprising to me just how many people don't actually know what the heck they want. It shouldn’t be. Since I know that only 1% of people ever write down and review their own goals.
As a result, most people don't have what they want. After all, how can you pursue something if you don't know what it is? So on the second day of our Christmas gifts to you, we’re giving the gift of knowing exactly what you want.
To take this gift for yourself, you’re going to have to invest some of your own time and resources. What I’m gifting is the path, the opportunity for your greatest adventure. It’s your responsibility to walk through it. So set aside thirty to sixty minutes to think and write some things down. Your future self will thank you.
Take time to explore and answer these questions…
If you don't know the answers, don't worry. But do think and talk about the questions. Share them with your favorite people, those few people you can openly dream and hope with. Start conversations around these questions that will lead you to your own answers.
Don’t rush the process. You may be able to complete this in the thirty to sixty minutes I’ve asked you to set aside for yourself. Or you may need weeks or months for this. That's perfectly acceptable as long as you pursue answers that resound deeply for you. Sometimes, the only way to figure out exactly what you want is to try new things. And that takes time.
My father, who will soon be 80, is seriously considering moving to a new home, in a town and state he has never lived in before. He wants to try new things – at age 79 – while he still can. If he can dream and plan this way, you can too.
It took me a decade to figure out what I wanted to do when I left the ministry. And even once I figured it out, it took another full year before I could explain it to other people in a way that made sense to them. With some coaching and mentoring you can get through our free stuff (like this blog) and our deeper stuff (if you’re willing to invest in yourself), it won’t take you that long.
For today, choose at least 1 - 2 things based on your answers to the questions above that you'd like to achieve over the next year.
And then download our FREE 2017 Growth Planner HERE to start making your dreams your reality.
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