(If you haven’t read the last post, please do so first at You Gotta Have Goals.)
It’s time to dream again.
Do you remember when you were very young? Like 5 or 6 years old? The world was before us and anything was possible. You could Be, Do, or Have whatever your mind could conceive.
And then, at about the age of seven, “reality” starts to creep in and change those dreams; make them less than they were. This continues till we are about 12 years old, when we truly start to consider our future. I mean, what can someone like me really accomplish? It’s time to get my head out of the clouds and start thinking of my future.
We go through high school, maybe get through college, and settle into the day to day life of the typical wage earner. We live the average life. Get married, have 2.5 kids, live in a typical 3-bedroom house, have 2 cars, 2 weeks paid vacation, and the hope that Social Security will still be around when I retire.
Yeah, some people make it big, but that’s not for the likes of me. I’m just the average Joe (or Jane?) struggling to make ends meet. Could anything ever really change for me? You bet they can. And if you are willing to work through the Goals Program I’m going to lay out over the next number of posts, you may just dare to dream like you were six years old again.
The first step is easy. I want you to write down everything you have ever wanted to Be, Do, and Have. I mean everything. We’ll get to whether it can be done or not in the next post.
To make it easy, you can download and print this form. Only fill out the left side of the form for now. Print off more copies if you need to. Get your family involved too.
After you have completed the left side of the form, or written out all your dreams, go back and write a quick sentence on WHY you want to Be, Do, or Have what you wrote. If you can’t think of something right away, draw a single line through it.
Next, marinate on the other items you wrote down. Give it a couple days. Write down more as you think of them. Then come back and see what’s next.