“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”
As I sit here listening to the recording of my webinar for my principal certification from Lamar University, I am thinking about how to create a happy life. This is the life that I have always desired.
The first step to living the life you always wanted is to know what you want.
Here is my example for writing out what you want: In my life, I want to empower people to become the best version of themselves. I want to do this through writing blogs, books, and training curriculum. It is also my desire to use all the leadership, success, and personal development that I have learned in training.
The next thing I want to do is travel all around the world. Where do I want to travel: Everywhere! I want to travel to every city, state, country, and continent (well, where it is safe to travel). This was something I wanted to do but never clarified the why. As I write this out, I realize my reason. I love to experience different cultures. Even in the United States, culture is different from state to state, community to community. It is exciting to partake in a variety of celebration, food, and family culture.
These are two dreams that seem so far away from me. Now that I have written down these dreams, I have a clearer view of my self-ideal. Writing them down helps to create a mental picture that you can use to motivate you anywhere and at any time. Sometimes, when I am doing a mundane task and feel bored, I will look at the mental picture and remind myself that I am doing the task to reach my ideal.
My dreams for my life go on and on. For right now, I am only sharing this little part of what I want to do. Next week, I will take this small part and show you how to make it more visible to yourself. Each week, I will show how I get closer and closer to becoming my ideal self and how you can use these techniques to do the same.
Now it’s your turn:
Sit down with pen and paper. Ask yourself, “What would my life look like if I could do anything, go anywhere, or have anything I wanted?”
Start writing anything that comes to mind. Don’t stop and ponder too long about what comes to mind; just write it down and continue for 5-10 minutes. Some people don’t like to write, and it’s okay to do this in 5-minute increments.
Read over it and highlight or underline all the things that really ring true with you. Sometimes, the first few things we write are superficial. After a while, the picture of your self-ideal becomes more clear.
Due to time and space on this blog post, I have not written more detail. I will share another blog with the vision of my ideal-self in more detail as I complete each step. This is a journey I would like to take with you.
Are you ready? Okay, let’s get started!
“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.”