Accomplishment begins with goals, and heartfelt goals begin in the form of dreams. When asked to create a list of your dreams, it might be easy for you to think of the things you want to own - a particular car, a vacation home, a favorite collectible to complete your set. It might be fairly simple to come up with places you'd like to visit - Paris, London, Hong Kong, Australia, the Caribbean.
Your list becomes more exciting as you remove the limitations of current finances, spousal approval, vacation time available, etc. And often the emotional attachment generated via a thoroughly envisioned dream list spurs the very actions that help the dreams move from fantasy to real-time experience.
There is one category for your dreams that is often missed, though, when the lists are being compiled. What would you do to become more valuable to yourself?
Notice that the question asks "valuable to yourself". Your dream inventory is all about you - not about the expectations of other people in your life. What is it that you expect of yourself or would want yourself to become, given an opportunity to change? In what do you place value? Do you dream of yourself as
Opportunity is created by these dreams, because every step you take to become more aligned with your undiluted self is a step that increases your creative subconscious. Once you decide to invest yourself in one or more of your dreams you will start to notice the connections, the objects and openings in your surroundings that can take you closer to the outcome that so far you have only dreamed about.
- More educated?
- More physically fit and healthy?
- More patient?
- More generous?
- Happier in your relationships?
- Producing more financial stability and security?
Starting from the place of dreams and choosing to move toward making them real does require some trust in yourself. Some people stay in the dreaming place because they say their imagination is so satisfying that they don't feel the need to take action. It's quite possible that what's really going on is that they fear that they will disappoint themselves if they don't manage to manifest the dream in its fullest envisioned form. And of course when they sit there content to fantasize, they ensure that they will not help the dream fulfill itself.
Some of the things you want most in life are the natural outcomes of action. They don't drop into your lap from out of the blue. What can you do or how can you be in order to increase the likelihood that your most cherished results will come to you? It's said that "to have, you must become." It is equally important that the definition of the "musts" come from you, in alignment with your values and beliefs.
Right now, today, is the perfect opening for you to create the potential for fulfillment and accomplishment. Start dreaming.