The 4 Secrets to Living Your Dream Life Part 2
2: Creating your ideal day and taking the first three steps
In the last session, we started looking at the different aspects of life, and your homework was to define how your ideal situation would be in those areas. Did you do the homework? If you did not, you are setting yourself up to stay stuck where you are. Is that what you really want?
I love learning and I am like a sponge that never seems to be quenched. There are at least 5 books and a dozen websites open that I want to get my teeth into at any one given moment, but unless I implement what I learn, all this knowledge will not make a difference in my life or in my business. I learned that lesson the hard way – very slowly over many, many years and I am still learning. Start implementing right now by writing down what you want and who you want to become in the different areas of your life.
To start on your journey to be who you want to be, you already know enough. I cannot remember who said it but it fits the bill: “You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step” so do yourself a favor, go to the first part of this series, and take the first step first.
Alright, now that is off my chest, let’s keep moving. After all, this is about reaching your goals and consequently your dreams.
Today we want to create your personal vivid vision.
I describe this in full detail in my book “To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!” You can find it on Amazon or on http://www.thetobebook.com.
By thinking about and writing out who you want to become in the six main areas of your life, you will have an idea what you want your ideal life to look like. The next step is to put it all together by describing your ideal day sometime in the future, all in present tense as if it has already happened.
Imagine when all the things you described earlier are actually true; what would your day look like. Where would you be? Who would you be with? Start with the moment you wake up in the morning. Imagine stretching, yawning and looking to your side. Is anyone there with you? If yes, what does she or he look like? How do you feel? What does your bedroom look like? Do you have a view? What will you do next? Describe it in detail, the bathroom, the kitchen, what you have for breakfast and who with, what your house looks like and where it is. How do you start your ideal day?
Go through this ideal day, minute by minute. This will take some time and it is time very well spent. If you do this in detail, you have to imagine it first before you can put in on paper or screen. It is absolutely essential that you dive deep into it so you can start feeling it as if it was already there. When I wrote my vivid vision, I felt all warm and fussy. It was such a wonderful feeling.
This is not something you can do in 5 minutes between two meetings. It needs your full attention, your love and your time to imagine what life could be like if it was ideal. It is also not something you can delegate or copy. It has to be YOUR ideal day, your vivid vision, and your personal dream future.
Eventually I wrote nearly 20 pages by hand, somehow that flowed better than using the computer. It seemed more direct from my heart to my hand. Try it out and do whatever works best for you. This is the big picture of your future.
When you are satisfied that you have created your most vivid vision of your perfect day
Think of three small actions, three baby steps you can take today to start you moving in that direction. For instance, do some research to learn more about what you plan to do or hire a coach to help you make a plan and keep you on track or contact someone who can help you with the first steps or post your intention on Facebook to show your commitment or tell a friend or…
The goal is to get moving, small baby steps turn into huge results if you keep them up. All you need to do is make sure you know where you are going and start moving right away.
Enjoy the journey. See you next week
Barbara Hofmeister is an internationally renowned speaker, author and expert on the topic of human growth. She became interested in her own personal growth in 1978 when a friend gave her the book “Your erroneous zones” by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Since then she has not stopped studying the topic until she felt she had to write down all her learnings and share them with the public. Her book is called “To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!” and uses a practical step by step approach to get you from where you are today to where you want to go in your life. Barbara considers it her mission to help as many people as possible to rediscover their dreams and to gain the confidence and belief in themselves to actually make them come true.