If you were asked “what do you really, really want?” would you know?
When setting goals, we are encouraged to think BIG. Goals should inspire us, scare us and stretch us.
In my seminar I’m taking someone asked ‘how do I set goals that I can’t see?’ to which the instructor responded ‘use your imagination’.
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your head, be led by the dreams in your heart.”Roy Bennett
He said ‘Martin Luther King didn’t say ‘I have a strategy’, he said ‘I have a dream’.
Do you struggle imagining and dreaming when it comes to your goals?
Is it difficult for you to believe in things you can’t see?
Many of us base our goals on our current or past results. We use what we have done in the past to create our goals for the future. What’s important to realize is we got to where we are today based on what we did in our past. Casting our future using our past is planning to go backwards.
In my seminar I learned that we don’t need to know HOW we are going to achieve what we really want, we just need to know WHAT we really want. Edmund Hilary did not know how he would summit Everest until after he’d done it. The Wright brothers didn’t know how they would fly until after they did.
Great ideas always start in the imagination and imagination is the conscious version of our dreams.
“Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”Napoleon Hill
So if I asked you what you really, really want would you know?