HAVE A PASSION THAT DRIVES YOU

Your passion will create your dreams.  Do you know what your passion in life is or are you still looking for it?  If you’re still looking, these questions will help. 

        What really excites you in your life?  
        What do you do that gives you so much pleasure you loose track of time?  
        What topics do you read about or see on the news that really get you fired-up?  
        What do you love doing so much you’d be willing to do it for free?  


Action Step

Create Your Vision Statement




Super successful people have a vision of exactly what they want their life to look like now, next year, in 5 years, 10, 20, 50 and even 100 years from now.  What kind of legacy do you plan to leave behind?  When the world remembers you, what do you want to be remembered for?  
Once you find your true passion, you can grow beyond your own self-concept by creating a vision of yourself as you choose to be.  See yourself as already having everything you really want in your life.  See yourself pushing right through your fears to the other side. 

Spend time dreaming and visualizing. If you’re like super successful people, you’ve used visualizing all your life and just didn’t label it.  You may have called it day- dreaming and thought it was something you shouldn’t be spending your time doing.  

As a teenager I found myself thinking about a boy I liked before I went to sleep at night and then having a dream about him.  After this happened a few times I experimented to see if I could influence what I wanted to dream about by focusing on a subject before going to sleep.  I quickly found I could also use this same process to solve problems and achieve goals.

Super successful people have a burning desire, a definiteness of purpose.  They take daily steps toward turning their dreams into goals.  Believe in yourself enough to move forward with positive anticipation.  Be careful to only share dreams with other visionaries. Plan dreamtime every week.  


Action Step Have a Vision Planning Day



At least one day out of the year take a trip away from home for the specific purpose of planning your vision for the year.  My husband and I call this our yearly summit.  Not only is it fun, but I’ve found that we get a much clearer idea of what we want to accomplish during the year and how to create a plan for it’s achievement when we’re not at home.  

It’s more than just not being interrupted.  There’s something about what a change of place does to stimulate the brain.  We come home with a clear plan for all of our projects for the year and action steps to take them to completion.

Here’s one of my favorite exercises for visualizing your future I’ve been doing this for years.  It’s my own version of Tony Robbins’ rocking chair test.  I close my eyes and see myself 5 years from now.  I’m driving up to my dream home.  I see the house coming into view as I approach the driveway.  I visualize what the air smells like and the sounds I hear as I drive up to the house.  

Do this with me now.  You are driving up to your dream home.    Put yourself in the picture, don’t be standing on the outside watching yourself like a movie.  Be there now, 5 years in the future.  Where is your dream home that you’re living in?  What is the location or area?  Is it in the mountains, on the ocean or desert?   What kind of landscape?  Is it a wooded lot, desert landscape, or tropical?  What time of year is it?  Get out of your car and shut the door.  What kind of car are you driving, what color?  Are you in the driveway or in the garage?  Where are you coming home from?  A great vacation, work you love, a fun activity?  

What style of house is it?  What do you see when you first step into your home?  What’s the view out the windows? What’s going on when you walk in?  Is it quiet and peaceful, is your people there, how about pets?  Who greets you?  What do you smell?  Is there a favorite fragrance in the air?  Is there a wonderful smell coming from the kitchen?  What do you hear?  Is there music playing, what kind?  Is it the crackling of a fireplace or possibly the sound of the ocean coming from outside?

Walk through the house; see every detail of each room.  What kind of feeling does it give you?  What style of furniture do you have?  Is your house a designer showcase, made for entertaining or comfortable and casual?  Are the floors carpeted, wood or natural stone?  What kind of personal objects do you see in each room?  Is there art and collectibles from your travels?  Are there family photos?  Do you have plants and fresh cut flowers in your home, how about candles?

What’s your favorite room?  Go there now and remember what you love about this room, what makes it special?  Look all around and soak up every detail.  What kind of seating is there?  What do you see on the walls?  Are they painted a color or are they white?  What kind of lighting is in the room?  Is there bright light from windows, soft light of table lamps or a ceiling light?  
While you’re relaxing in the comfort of your favorite room, think about what it took for you to own this incredible home?  What do you enjoy about this house?  How do you spend your time here?  Who lives here with you?  Do you have a personal chef, a gardener or a housekeeper?  What kind of work have you now hired someone else to do for you?  

Go into your office.  What do you see?  Is it big or small? 
What kind of view does it have?  What sounds do you hear?  Is there anyone else there with you?  What are you currently working on?  Is your work area overflowing with books and papers or is it neat and clean?  What’s on the walls?  Family photos, vacation pictures, awards, plaques, trophies?  What are they from?  What have you accomplished in the last 5 years that you are most proud of?

Now walk out into the backyard as the sun goes down.  Have a seat and relax.  What do you see?  How are you feeling?  What do you hear?  Who is with you?  Take the end of this day to contemplate your life and be grateful for all you have. 
Complete the picture of your dream life as the sun sets.

How did that exercise make you feel?  Write down everything you can remember about your dream home and your life 5 years from now.  The more often you do this, the more your dream will begin to manifest.  Also, doing it on a regular basis is one way to guarantee that your dream is always congruent with your current goals in life.  This exercise will help you to take your dream and turn it into tangible goals.


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