In Disney’s Tangled, I laughed out loud when the criminals start singing about their dreams, I just didn’t expect it.
But why not? After all, everyone should have a dream.
So my question to you is, do you have a dream?
Can I dig a little deeper….. Is it something you are aware of and think about often? Do you have a picture in your head or a feeling in your stomach, is it written down in a journal, or pinned to a vision board in pride of place?
Me personally, I have some images put into an A4 poster on my wall and used as a screensaver with the words ” From where I stand I see great things”. Each time I see this a positive feeling washes over me in a wave.
What if you don’t have a dream, or your dream is a little fuzzy?
Some people live their lives day to day with no aspirations or expectations. Dreams don’t have to be big or life-changing. But even if you don’t think you have a dream, you may want a certain holiday, a new car or promotion. This is a future you are hoping for and a dream.
So how do you get clearer on your dreams, really narrow it down and get specific?
For me, I find journaling insightful, inspiring and thought-provoking and gives me some deep dive questions to answer and I’ll have tons of ‘aha’ moments.
You may not want to journal, but I do strongly suggest you sit down and write your answers to these questions;
My top 8 questions when I want to get clearer on my dreams
- What is great about your life right now?
- What do you love to do? Look at your past and present.
- What would you do for free?
- List all the things that are important to you.
- What do you love to talk about and learn about?
- What’s missing in your life right now? Is this draining your life or empowering it?
- What would you regret never trying?
- What would your eulogy say about your life? Is this how you want to be remembered?
I hope this gets things a little clearer in your mind. Did you have any ‘aha’ moments?
Figuring out the areas of your life you are happy with and are important to you and the areas that you want to improve is a great first step in creating your dreams.
Have your dream close to you when you need it most. You can write your dream down or print off pictures that represent this dream for you. When you start to feel a little lost, take some time to reflect on your dream, this will put things in perspective and motivate you to take action where it matters most.
If you approach this with courage, how could your life change?