Day 16 of 30 Day blog challenge.
Why is it that when we are young we dream a lot and we dream big crazy dreams. As children we dream creative about being the captain of a planet full of weird looking aliens and we have lasers beams shot from our eyes. I know far more creative than realistic but at least it’s a dream in ones mind. It does not matter what the dream is, it’s the importance that we just open our creative mind and dream! It seems that when we get older, we get too busy and the creative dream factory shuts down.
Great news is that we can reopen our dream factory, all you need to do is DREAM! be creative! start by dreaming about a holiday you want, what success looks like, that new home you want, what your new car colour will be or what your ideal job is, it all helps open the factory and get the ideas and dreams following. The more we force ourselves to dream the more natural it becomes, and soon you will dream about everything possible and your life will change. The factory is open for business!
One technique which I have started to use is one know as “back to the future thinking” (BTTFT) it has appeared in many books I have read and I have also heard it on stage when attending personal development seminars. BTTFT is the ability to think of a dream goal, say a new car, and you think about having the car in the future and you can see that in 5 years you have this awesome new car you had always wanted. As you look at the car in your mind 5 years from now you look backwards and see what you needed to do to achieve this goal. You go from the goal in the future all the way back to right now, and look at what you needed to do. Did you need a new job, did you need to work longer hours, did you need to get more training in your field to get a promotion, what you need to do will be clear to you. Many of us know what we need to do differently we just have no motivation to do it any better. Hopefully the BTTFT technique can help you find a motive, now you know why and what you are working towards.
In an upcoming Razor Sharp show I will show you some of the dreams I have, how I set goals and how I achieved them. Be sure to sign up (form on the right) and be on the alert list of when the show goes live.
Dreams can be whatever you want them to be, but keep in mind that you need to turn dreams in memories. It is good to have many dreams but there is no point in having many dreams that stay as dreams all your life. You need to take action and turn your dreams into memories.
I will also highly recommend that you do not keep your dreams in your mind, you need to write your dreams down onto paper. An idea is to have a dream book, this can be any book you like and you write your dreams down, you might even get pictures and stick them in. Also try and write a date you would like to achieve that dream, the date might not be an accurate date like 1st of July 2020, you may simply say that you would like to achieve the dream before you’re 35 years old. A method you can use is SMART goals.
Your dreams should be realistic and ones that you know you can achieve, if not your mind will shut off and all your dreams will become blurred.
You can not hit a target you can not see.
Lights, Cameras and Action – Just like in the show business no one starts doing anything till they yell ACTION, and life is the same. You can not have dreams and goals but sit on the couch and watch TV. That shit ain’t going to work out for you, trust me. You need to take MASSIVE ACTION in your life in order to make your dreams and goal happen.
Below is a list of topics your dreams and goals can be about, remember the sky is the limit. Go crazy and have fun achieving all your dreams and goals. Remember to always take someone special with you along for the ride.
- Health and Wellness
- Trips, Holidays and Cruises
- Careers and Job