“We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it” – Donald Curtis.
When you were first born you were helpless. You couldn’t hold your head up on your own; you certainly couldn’t conceive of being able to walk or run. Yet within 2 short years you were probably trotting around, and by 4 you were running in your school sports day!
This pattern of achieving something that was inconceivable only a few years previous, appears again and again in our lives. Something that seems impossible one day can in a very short amount of time become real.
This can be both totally terrifying and extraordinarily exciting in equal measure: How scary it can be to conceive of a dream that feels completely out of reach. How awesome that we continuously break our own conceptions of possibility.
Everyone has a dream of something they would like to create or achieve. Something that feels really scary, maybe impossible. But we rarely, and never consistently, make time to sow the seeds of dreams. This blog is designed to help you get started in that process.
Bob Proctor, a coach and motivational speaker says “if you can hold it in your mind you can hold it in your hand”. And this gem is what I pass on to you. All you need to do is conceive an idea, imagine you’re sowing seeds in your mind. That’s how everything around you ever began – the chair you’re sat on, the car you drive, the house you live in. These seeds don’t have to feel possible now, they can be scary as hell, you can have no idea how to make them real. Just allow yourself to imagine.
4 steps to sowing the seeds of your future:
One of my ALL TIME favourite coaches is Tony Robbins. The following exercise is based on his work from Awaken the Giant Within.
1. For this exercise let your imagination run wild and allow yourself to dream at the highest level. Most importantly don’t sensor or make anything wrong. This is your life without limits.
2. Take a piece of paper and for the next 5 minutes – without stopping – capture everything you want to create in your life. Consider your health, your relationships, your money, what you want to learn, places you’d like to travel etc.
3. Give each dream a timeline: 6 months, a year, 5 years.
4. Finally, pick one or two goals that are irresistible to you and write a paragraph on why they are a must for you. What about it excites you endlessly?
Hold your dreams in your mind. Let them grow. The world needs people who dare to dream.
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