Do you dream enough? Do you have a vision of what you want your life to look like in 6 months, a year, 5 years? I’m not even talking about it being on paper, can you close your eyes and see what you want your life to look like in the future? As you’ve gotten older has your ability to dream and have a vision dwindled? If so, friend you are not alone.
A few weeks ago I was watching an interview with Mimi Ikonn (which she is amazing BTW and such an inspiration) and I couldn’t help but pause the video and let the words she just said sink in…
“People lose their vision, in life and in business. And as we get older we stop dreaming for some reason but we have to keep the vision and dream going. We have to dream.”
A few years back I started noticing that it became more difficult for me to dream what life would look like 6 months out, a year, 5 years.
I honestly can’t say why.
Maybe it was because I thought that by this time in my life I should of had it more figured out than what I did.
After watching Mimi’s interview I realized she is right, we have to dream. We need to keep the childlike spirit alive and never settle what is but instead will out dreams into existence because we have that kind of power.
Dreaming of what you desire your life to look like (and business) isn't always easy. Because when we put pen to paper or start to even think of how good we truly can have it, that voice inside of our head creeps in and tries to tell us "Who are you to think you can have that? You don't deserve it. You're not worthy of that."
It isn't about getting rid of those thoughts it is about being in conversation with them. Before you sit down to dream, acknowledge them and tell them that you know they're there but this time is for you., for you to dream because you deserve it. It is your life.
Dreaming is like a muscle and if you have been dreaming on the regular, the beginning can feel like you're walking through mud, but keep going.
Dream for 5 minutes a day, then 10 minutes, until it because unconscious to you.
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