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.
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.
Missed It? You can still participate in '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius':
- Day 1: Welcome To '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius'
- Day 2: Where Are You Forcing Yourself To Be Better?
- Day 3: What Are You Intensely Interested In?