Dreams workshop #1

Having read this blog post “How to have a year that counts” (several times), these words stuck with me “If you want your year to count, don’t start with your goals. Don’t start with your plans. Don’t start with your objectives. Start with your dreams. The bigger, the more laughable, the more impossible—the better. We feel as if our lives count when—and only when—we brush against our dreams, with the fingertips of our days.”

I was struggling to come up with my dreams. They could have been eroded over the years or I didn’t have any to start with. Or gasps, I am one of the masses, who live a normal existence without their realisation (this really requires a separate post).

I committed myself to a dreams session today where I will just do nothing but dream. You might want to do some dreaming too. Here’s some questions to ask yourself:

  • What are your dreams?
  • What is your dream life?
  • What makes you jump out of the bed each morning, eager and excited to start your day?
  • What excites you? (besides sex but sex is a perfectly legitimate answer)
  • What would you be doing (on a daily basis) if money is not a consideration?
  • What would you do if you had one million/billion dollars?
  • What are your passions?
  • What would you do if you knew you would/could not fail?
  • What’s truly worth doing to you, whether you succeed or fail?
  • What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams/passions?

You don’t have to answer all of the questions above. Pick one or a couple if you like. Write down/type out your answers. Read over them. Ponder over them.

Let’s start dreaming guys!


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