What are your dreams?
“A dream is a starting point. It won’t take you where you want to go. A plan of action takes you to fulfillment” (Regina Leeds, One Year to An Organized Life)
I pick up this book often throughout the year. I love it and work through sections over and over again because of how it is written and how it makes me look at things differently. I don’t do resolutions anymore, but I do think it is wise to think about what your dreams are and make changes to fit your life and then have a plan to get there. The New Year is the perfect time for this, if you evaluated your dreams every year, more and more of them may be achieved.
We have several areas of our lives that should be considered when thinking about dreams. Everyone thinks about health, wealth, and work, but what about other areas of your life? Social/family, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, fun, and rest?
We are multidimensional beings with a variety of needs in different life areas which all contribute to our happiness and health. When we are ignoring other areas of our life and just focusing on one or two we are setting ourselves up for pain and suffering.
“The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates. I’m not sure I agree with Socrates. Life is worth living! I think when we examine our lives we might live more fully. Who doesn’t want that? When we do the work and examine what’s going on good and not so good, we can take action and make a plan!
Why not take a minute right now and examine your quality of life? I was introduced to this tool when I did my Thai Yoga Bodywork Training and find it very helpful as a quick idea of how I am doing in each life area.
I stumbled across this resource on the web which might be helpful as well.
Discover and follow your dreams. Live your life the way you want to live. Use a plan to get you there. And enjoy the journey!
Share one area of your life where you might examine and make a plan for and share it below in the comments. For me it’s going to be fun!!!