Wednesday, January 28, 2009
After my children grew up and began leaving home, there were some things I wanted to accomplish and since I was in my early fifties, I felt there was only a short window of time to get them done.
I ended up achieving my goals by defining exactly what I wanted, imagining myself in the role, and actually doing what needed to be done to get there. It took time and effort, but I met my goals.
As most of you know, I love playing games. Today I think it might be fun to do some role-playing...pretending. I want us to act out the person we want to be. Let's get into the character.
1. What are you dreaming of becoming? A best selling author, an artist, a widely read blogger, an actress, a prize-winning cook, an expert in some professional field, a community leader, a business owner? What's your dream? Define it on paper.
2. Will your dream require a time commitment? How much time can you allot to your goal? Will you need a day planner? A babysitter? Household help? Can you sit aside time to attend a meeting, a class, or to be alone? How much and how often? Are you willing to meet and talk with others in your chosen field? Are you interested in reading anything you can find on your subject?
3. Your dream will take discipline and a strong will. Are you willing to work at finding inner-strength. It may take lots of positive self-talk and the discarding of negative personal perceptions.
4. Now, in your mind, practice becoming that successful person. Talk as if you are that person, walk as if you are that person, dress as if you are that person, manage your life as if you are that person.
5. Success is all about having a dream, believing in yourself, discipline, time commitment, and living as though it's a reality.
It won't be easy, but if you do the things I've outlined, you will succeed in becoming the person you dream of.
***Do you have a dream? What are you doing to make it a reality?