Write Down Your Dreams

About 10 years ago (while I still had a regular job), and on the urging of a life coach I was working with, I wrote down my “perfect work day.”

From getting up in the morning and going for a run, putting my kids on the bus to school, meeting with a great client, writing for a couple of hours in a local cafe, being interviewed on the radio, coming home to a beautiful house, etc., etc., I made up the work life I wanted and put it down on paper.

Oh yeah, there was one problem. What I was describing had no similarity to my actual life.  I had no product or service idea, I couldn’t even imagine what my fictitious client would be hiring me for, and I didn’t have a clue how I’d ever transition from corporate employee to solo professional.

Believe it or not, I still have that piece of paper, and I reread it occasionally.  Only now — amazingly — it’s just about all true.

If you want something, and particularly if you have no idea how you’ll ever get it, write it down as if it’s true today.  Then keep rereading it until it no longer sounds impossible. Don’t ask; I don’t know either, but it works.

You’d be amazed at the new dream I wrote down yesterday.

 

4 thoughts on “Write Down Your Dreams

  1. Helen Whelan

    Michael,
    I just wrote about my perfect day after reading your blog.
    I love that you had no clue “how” you were going to make this happen!
    What a great way to start the New Year.
    Thank you.

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  2. Anne-Marie

    That’s totally something that Jack Canfield recommends in his book “The Success Principles.” I’ve had the same experience and don’t hesitate to freely dream about the impossible now.

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