The main reason why many people don’t achieve their dreams or enjoy life to the full is that they are unclear about what they want. Nothing illustrates this better than a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Wandering lost in the woods, Alice encounters the Cheshire cat, grinning away while he sits on the branch of a tree: “Cheshire Puss”, Alice began rather timidly, “would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” said the cat.
Such an obvious question, but one that we often miss asking – Where do I want to go? In other words: What is your dream?
In order to know this, it’s important that you reflect on the most important aspect of this entire exercise: YOU.
Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority ~ Tom Hopkins
Here is how you can undertake the First Step Towards Your Dream – REFLECT.
A. Find out what makes you, You.
Relax in a comfortable chair. Close your eyes. Slow your breathing. Let your muscles relax.
Ask yourself :
- What’s important to me?
- What do I value most in myself, my family, my relationships, my career, etc.
- What do I most look forward to?
- What really gets me excited?
- What do my bookshelves, my CD/DVD collection, pictures on my wall say about me?
- What turns me off and fills me with disgust?
- If I had only six months to live, what would I do with my life?
Record your answers in a notebook/ journal or even a tape recorder.
B. Get in touch with your inner self.
Take a quiet walk in a garden, a beach, a lake…..Let nature still you and speak to you. Record your thoughts and feelings during this time.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. ~ Carl Jung
May you be inspired – everyday!