As you read this, I’m waking up in Vegas (hopefully having won a bunch of money, but more likely broke, mildly hung over, and getting ready to fly back home!) This was our first trip back since getting married there just over two years ago. I’ll give you a full report next week. For now, let’s talk about dreaming.
In the movie The Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character heard a voice that said, “If you build it, he will come” which has turned into a more popular quote, “If you build it, they will come”. In the movie they were referring to a baseball field. In life, it refers to just about anything.
Too often, we sit around frustrated or unhappy with our current circumstances, and without even realizing it, we invite them to continue. In a misguided attempt to figure out what we want, we focus on what we don’t want, and the simple act of doing that creates more of what we don’t want.
If you dream it, you will create it. Instead of trying to change where you are, dream about where you want to end up. I’ve done a dream board exercise with several groups, and it always leaves people feeling energized and motivated. To create your own dream board, find some old magazines and start cutting out pictures. Whenever you see a picture that represents something you want to be, have, or experience, cut it out. Once you have a collection of images or words, you can create your own dream board.
While the exercise may seem silly, it’s a simple and powerful way to help you visualize success. Once your mind has a very clear vision of success, it will find ways to fill in the gaps to help you get there.
What pictures will be on your dream board?