People may ask, “Why would I write a list of dreams? What if I get my hopes up? What if my dreams are dashed?
I am going to start from the opinion that if you write your dream life what would happen if you failed. Let’s look at Edison and how many times he failed. He tried to make a light bulb 10,000 times.
He had a dream. I am going to go on the assumption that he wrote down his dreams. Anyone that sticks with it for 10,000 tries has to have his dream written down.
You may fail, but you are going on the assumption that failing is bad. We are raised in environments (well a lot of us) that failing is horrible and we should do all we could do to avoid failure.
Let’s address this thought that we need to avoid failure. If failure is bad, then Edison would have given up the first time. Actually, he was asked about his failures. He said I learned 9,999 ways not to make a light bulb.
The first reason we write down our goals is so that when a failure or a learning experience comes our way we won’t quit. We will continue to work on it and our dream list is the reminder of that dream.
Challenge: write down your dreams in a list and read it every day. Don’t worry about writing down how you are going to get there, just write it down.
In the next blog, we will talk more about a dream list and how it will help you succeed.
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