How many journeys have you imagined every path you’ll take, but never ventured so far as a step out of your daily routine?
Consider the activities and places you imagine doing or exploring the most in your life or business.
The visions that keep on repeating themselves – because you've not yet ticked them off your wish-list.
Next, decide 3 things.
- Which vision seems most important to you?
- Which vision would you rather remain just a dream? As maybe it's enough just to imagine what it would be like to...
- Which vision feels as if it could be within your grasp, with the right support (and perhaps confidence boost)?
Everything we do, place we want to go, or taste we long for satiates a value we crave.
So, what values do these new experiences, locations or cultures you dream of represent for you?
Until you get a chance to take action to make your dream a reality, consider if you can get those values met in other ways, in the short-term.
Are you dreaming of spending time writing your first book in a log cabin?
Are you imagining diving off the jetty in North America into sunlit water?
Are you craving the adrenalin rush of your next sold out gig?
What is it that these visions represent for you?
Get clear on the value first. Then, get curious about how you can give yourself those feelings right now.
Don’t wait until a time when "you can afford to" or "have vacation time” as that’s just a story you tell yourself to put it off for another day.
So, replace your longterm vision with immediate action.
- Can't get to that cabin to write until late Spring? Find the nearest green space with a wooden picnic bench and nice view this week, and go write.
It might not be the exact vision you want in the longer term, but it may give you the same value or sensation you craved, and it’ll give you elements of fulfilment in your present day.
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