I’ve borrowed this content from my other Mummy Blog, More than a Mum, because after writing it this week and thinking on it I realised it is so relevant to anyone – not just mums. We all need reminding that we once had a dream but may have got a little side-tracked along the way. Or maybe you’ve never dared or allowed yourself to dream in the first place. Maybe it’s been so long that you’ve forgotten your dream. Maybe you think you don’t have one anymore. Well this is for you – yes YOU!
I’m confident with the right kind of digging you can uncover it and be on your way to rediscovering your identity (if you’ve lost it) passion and purpose in the process.
The following steps are just for you. You don’t have to share them with anyone yet but I do encourage you to write them down to make it more real.
Step 1: What did you want to be as a little girl/boy? (Try to remember the self-belief and abandonment you had as a child that the world was your oyster and you could do or be anything you wanted to be.)
Step 2: What would you do if you were guaranteed you wouldn’t fail?
Step 3: What do you wish you could be doing this time next year? (Your short-term goal)
Step 4: What do you wish you could be doing in 5 years time? (Your mid-term goal)
Step 5: Where would you like to be and what would you want to be doing in ten years time? (Your long-term goal)
Step 6: What is something you would quite like to do that you know you can do you just haven’t got round to doing it/made time to do it?
Step 7: What would you love to do but it seems too much like hard work/effort/time?
Step 8: What’s your crazy dream you secretly would love to do but struggle to believe it’s possible?
Step 9: Look back over all your answers so far.
– What small step could you do tomorrow towards any of these things?
– What medium step could you commit to in the next 2 weeks toward any of these things?
– What big step could you take by Christmas towards any of these things?
Step 10: The important thing is to just get on and do it. Stop talking yourself out of it or looking at the obstacles or difficulties. Just get started.
Wake up tomorrow and take that first tiny step.
P.S Can you tell from the title that I used to be a massive Brand New Heavies fan!