Do you feel you could do with a bit more energy?
You eat well, you’re drinking plenty of water, getting a good night’s sleep, and taking high-quality supplements, but you still feel a bit blah?
Then read on because this could be your missing link!
Life goals. Do you have them? You know, things that you would like to achieve, do, or have before you drop off your perch?
And if you do, how many are on your list?
Or do you find writing goals intimidating, because you set them but never achieve them?
Recently I was challenged to write 100-lifetime goals. Yes. 100!!
Why? Because if you only have 1 or 2 big things on your list, you could be a little disenchanted if you don’t achieve them!
And when you push yourself to get a list of 100 you will get in touch with what is really important deep down, get to know yourself better, help with the dreaming process, and most importantly create vitality.
Einstein said, “everything is energy”.
When we are vibrating at a higher frequency we are more likely to draw positive things towards us.
Goodness knows at this point in time, with Australians having experienced drought, bushfires, COVID-19 and now as I write, widespread flooding, we could do with an emotional uplift don’t you think?
When I sat down earlier this year to review my 2020, and plan and set goals for 2021, I created an ambitious list that I wanted to achieve this year. I had 23 goals related to business and personal areas of my life.
But when I was encouraged to write 100, and spend time really thinking about what I would like to achieve and experience before I die, the process of doing that expanded my vision of what could be possible! And it made me think of way more fun things I could do along the way to the end game.
This has been such a valuable process for me that I feel compelled to share it with you because it energised my spirit.
‘There can be no profit without a well-defined purpose’.
Our sense of purpose can come from the goals we set, our dreams, the direction we are heading in, our level of empowerment and motivation.
For some of us, that forward-moving direction is not so clear. We can get stuck in the mundane and live the same life over and over, year after year.
So how do we make changes? We tap into the power of our brains!
The two tools that were shared with me:
Draw out your Future
This Tedx Talk with illustrator and comic, Patti Dobrowolski will help you draw out your future. After watching this, get out your coloured pencils and paper and draw it out!
Patti says to look at your drawing every day because that is what is required to keep the vision front and centre. Then after looking at your picture close your eyes to allow your brain “to recycle what it sees and reconstruct and add to it”. Then relax and ask yourself, so what is the boldest thing I could do to get from here (current reality) to there (desired reality)?
I am a pretty crappy drawer but I did this exercise anyway. And it is powerful! Since I did this my brain has been sending me messages about the things I drew. It is reminding me of what is important to me.
So DONT SKIP this!!
Write Out Your Goals – the more the better
Have a read of this blog from Jack Canfield (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul). Jack will inspire you to write out 101 life goals.
Again, to help keep your subconscious focused on what is important, put your goals somewhere you can review them often. Jack gives a few tips on how to do this.
My list of 23 has now expanded to 32. Over the next month, I will expand my list to 100.
‘You should set a goal big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming’
A note about writing big, audacious goals. Don’t judge them. The brain may tell you it is not possible for a person like you. Ignore that and put it on the list anyway. If it is not really what your soul wants, it will drop off the list naturally. Just let the thoughts and desires flow and get them on paper.
I would like to thank Jo Hassan, Vitality Expert, Author, Speaker, and Business Coach for introducing me to these tools and creating a practice that will help me achieve my audacious goals for 2021.
I hope this blog has helped you start dreaming and creating a life that fulfills and excites you.
Let’s make 2021, worth remembering for the things that we achieved during the year.
I would love to hear your thoughts?
- Do you already have a list of goals you want to achieve before you die?
- When you drew out your new reality were there any surprises for you in there?
- How are you feeling now that you have done these two exercises?
Lots of love and dreaming,
NB: that is Claude at the top of Mt Coolum in 2017. More regular bushwalking and hill-climbing have made it onto the top 100 list!