Are you as big of dreamer as me? Do you daily imagine a life richer, fuller, and lived with more meaning? If so, how do you act out these dreams? Do you have a calendar that you fill up with a to-do-list? Post-it-notes perhaps? Or do you just dream? Well, believe it or not, when we take the time to sit down and write out our dreams magic happens. Suddenly that dream becomes a goal. And goals give us direction and provide purpose to our daily living.
Goals generally have an end result; something we reach. Then when we reach that goal we are filled with satisfaction and the desire to do more and reach an even higher calling. If you are struggling to figure out a way to reach a particular goal in mind, especially a big goal, like starting a business or where to go next in life, then try this exercise.
I got this idea from one of my role models, Erin Stern. Stern is a figure competitor, Ms. Olympia and personal trainer. The exercise that she gave was so inspiring for me that I knew I had to share it. This exercise requires no money. All you need is something to write on and with.
First, think of your core values. What core values do you live by and guide your life by? For instance, some of mine include honesty, fairness, communication, fitness, love, hard work, compassion, and dedication.
Second, think of your contributions to the world. What do you currently give to our world? How do you, as you are, enrich our planet?
Third, combine the first two parts to craft a goal. Also, write this goal in present tense, so that it is already coming alive. For example: "I am ___________" followed with concepts from your core values and contributions.
I found this exercise beneficial and mind blowing! I ended up doing this exercise on post-it-notes and then stuck them to my computer screen. By placing my goal somewhere that I am engaged, I get a daily reminder of my life's intentions, which only provides me with direction and a way to live out a dream.
May your dreams become your next attainable goal!
I am a new mother who has her hands full! I juggle not just my coaching business, but I am also a full time educator. I also teach yoga in the Bay Area, and I mentor first generation college students.