Many years ago, a coach gave me an assignment that changed my life.
Write down 50 – 100 things you’d like to do.
My original list contained almost 90 items, goals ranging from learning to tie a necktie to finishing a marathon. I revisit this list from time to time. It has served as a guidepost for sorting out impulse and helping me decide whether my choices are circumstantial or made with intention.
It’s impossible to forge ahead if you don’t have a direction. (I didn’t always know this.) When you focus your efforts, you’re much more likely to get it done.
Step 1: Make time
Mark your calendar and commit. Set aside one undisturbed hour in a space you feel comfortable.
Step 2: Write
While writing your list, let yourself play and dream. Don’t pause to question. Don’t edit. Just write.
Step 3: Bookmark
Place your list someplace safe so you can return to it and reassess whether these goals are where you’d like to concentrate your energy. It’s never “too late” to dream.
Modified from Dream Chasers, posted December 2012.