What are YOUR Dreams?

>> 09 June 2008

I spent the weekend reading: That means I showed up today fresh, inspired, and ready to roll. I showed up today changed. Change is good. Growth is good. Reading is good.

The actions of this business are truly important. The lead generation and prospecting is vital to your success. The continual skill building is crucial in setting one apart....but....I mean AND....DREAMS are where all that begins.

Have you thought about what your dreams are lately?

Here is my exercise:

Take an 8.5" x 11" paper and turn it landscape layout.

Fold into thirds making 3 columns.

Write across the top WHAT ARE MY DREAMS.

In the left column, take some time and write down as many dreams as you can. Small Dreams , BIG dreams, Work Dreams, Personal Dreams, Family Dreams, Day Dreams, Money Dreams, Health Dreams, Wealth Dreams, Life Dreams, Week Dreams. DO you have dreams you share with someone? Write those down too.

For some of you, it won't be easy to write these down. Some of you may not really have any dreams. Over the course of time and experience, many dreams don't get realized or get crushed. The feelings of dissapointment and loss keep us from dreaming to avoid the pain of loss.

You can move away from loss and fear (by not dreaming) or move toward discovering who you really are and what you really want/want to become.

I encourage you to risk starting to dream again. Dare to dream, and old friend used to tell me. As Jeffrey Gitomer says, "NO RISK--NO NOTHING!"

Back to the Exercise:

After you have your list of dreams, go back through and ask yourself this question first: What exactly do I mean by that?" and re-word your dreams to be as specific as can be.

THEN--> Go to the middle column. For each dream, write the answer to this question: "What will reaching this dream do for me?"

THEN--> Go to the last column on the right. Now, write down the answer to this question: "And what will THAT do for me?"

The goal is to really peel away the layers....examine what it is that you are really dreaming about.

When you find these things, my hope is that you will also feel the motivation from within that will move your feelings which will in turn affect your actions.

May all your actions move you TOWARD your Dreams.