04/21/2012 01:36 pm ET Updated Jun 21, 2012

30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius, Day 5: Why Do You Want What You Want? (VIDEO)

We get so many societal messages about what the Right Dream is that it gets hard to decipher what our own dream is.

The pandemic that we have of over-consumption is directly related to this concept of dreaming big, bigger, biggest-possible big. Big can be bountiful, but what if your dream is to live simply-- to have enough? Not more than enough-- but enough.

Are your aspirations a vocational impulse or a competitive sport? Are you trying to impress your dead ancestors or leave your mark on the world? If your goals aren't synced with the substance of your heart -- your Creative Genius -- then achieving them won't matter much.

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Worksheet 1: Vision Prompting

What are your dreams?

For each dream, finish this thought: I want this because ...
Repeat the thought until you feel like you've hit on the heart of the matter.

  • Which dreams make you flush with excitement of be still with peace?
  • What if none of these dreams is close to your heart?
  • Are you going to let any of these dreams go?
  • Who will you share you dream with?
  • Who already knows about your dream?
  • Which dreams will you choose to realize?

Worksheet 2: Dream Analysis

Pick one dream and explore...

  • Three reasons why your dream is unreasonable or the odds are stacked against you.
  • Three ultraoptimistic and positively affirmative thoughts that instantly dissolve the bad vibes associated with the so-called unreasonable nature of your dream.
  • Three persuasive, potentially outrageous actions that will create forward traction.

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