11 Questions To Kickstart Your Dream
What's your dream? Want to give your vision a jumpstart? Write down
your goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of your dream.
1. What's your highest priority this lifetime?
What's most important for you to experience, explore or embrace this
time around? Until you answer this question, your life goals will be off
purpose. Unaligned with your inner passion, your intentions will lack the
power to attract the people and situations necessary to become a reality.
Get clued into your true joy. What activities turned you on as a child?
What are your hobbies now? When your goals are aligned with your soul
purpose, synchronicity kicks in to guide you to your target. When you
intuit and own your unique essence and calling, assistance will flow to
you from every earthly and heavenly source.
2. Is this your dream, or someone else's? Are your goals your own
choice, or what others think you should strive for? Do you want to look
back in your old age and wish you had followed your passion? Will you
regret having "played it safe?" Is it selfish to go after your own dream?
What joy can you give to others if you haven't given it to yourself first?
You have a divine right to listen to your heart. You have a social
obligation to follow your dream. Only then can you fulfill your destiny
and make the earthly contribution you were born to make.
3. Do you really, really want this dream?
Do you bound out of bed every morning to pursue your vision? Or is it a
lukewarm dream you chase because it sounds meaningful? Only the Real McCoy
will generate enough energy to manifest itself in the world.
4. Are you settling for less than?
Are you resigned to accepting less than your full share of love, health
and success this lifetime? Have you compromised and sacrificed your dream
to death? Anything short of living your true passions will never make you
happy. Do you want to arrive at the Pearly Gates with the regret of not
marrying that one captivating person, starting that fun business, or
seeing that exotic part of the world you always wanted to visit?
5. Is your dream actually just a means to some other dream? Is your
goal the ultimate end in itself, or merely a limited means to that end?
Isn't it really the new car itself you want, rather than the money-the
means-to buy the new car? More to the core, isn't it really a renewed
sense of self-worth you desire, rather than the new car or house to
impress the family and neighbors? And isn't it really happiness you want,
rather than the picture- perfect mate, job or body? Focus on the
experience you want to create, not the physical form that may-or may
not-bring you that experience.
6. What will you feel like when you reach your dream? Personal passion
fuels a vision. Dive into the thrill and exhilaration of the feeling of
living your dream. Every moment you can, drink in the joy of having your
goal. The Hawaiian Kahuna say, "Where your creative attention flows, so
flows your life." Is your daily
attention feeding your dream? As the TV public service announcement
reminds us, "It's midnight. Do you know where your children are?" Hey, in
your life, it's high noon! Do you know where your creative excitement is
flowing? It's high time you manifested your aspirations. Dynamic,
satisfying creations are nurtured with love and care as a flower in a
7. How will you benefit from getting your dream? Get specific about the
benefits you'll receive from achieving your vision. Write down these
pluses so they will sink in as motivators. What exactly would happen if
you made a lot of money doing something you love? How would you approach
your life differently if you allowed people to love and support you? What
would you do with more vitality and health?
8. What steps can you take today toward your dream? Don't defer your
dream. Set up supports and systems around you to instantly translate your
intentions into action. Jump on every opportunity that is in line with
your purpose and vision. Keep the momentum going. No matter how hectic
life gets, pledge to take at least one action a day. Even the smallest
actions-jotting down a new idea, reading a single page, or making one
phone call- can start to add up. Are there smaller projects that lead to
your larger dream that can give you pleasure in the meantime? If the dream
is to run a marathon, train for a local fun-run first. And find a way to
measure your progress. Track those little wins-by writing in a journal or
telling a friend.
9. Are you telling yourself: "I can't have my dream?" Most people don't
believe they can live their dream. Either their belief system has them
believing they can't make a living doing what they love, or they feel they
don't deserve their dream. To avoid the pain of feeling they can't have
their dream, people often keep their dream so buried they can't remember
they ever had a dream. Everyone has a dream! And everyone is destined to
fulfill that purpose. Why wait?
10. Are you afraid of getting your dream? Statistically, more heart
attacks occur when "good" things happen, than when "bad" things happen!
Getting your dream is life-threatening! Of course, realizing your dream is
only threatening to your old experience of yourself and your life-you
know, the one that's boring-or paining-you to death! Change is scary. Find
a way to move the energy of fear. The only way to avoid feeling fear is to
avoid living altogether!
11. Do you really need to accomplish your dream? Do you really need to
achieve your goals to be happy? Enter the "hootless state"-where you no
longer give a hoot if the exact "picture" of your dream comes true.
Without the interference of the ego's push, pressure and micro managing,
you have a much better chance of being in the right vibration-space-to
attract real happiness. When you relax your grip on the exact way your
future "has" to unfold, you give the Universe more flexibility in how it
can fulfill your wishes. And, on a higher plane, what if our true task
here on Earth is simply to be who we already are in our essential
nature-with or without manifesting our specific goals? What if the essence
of who we are is enough?
(c)2004, Keith Varnum. All rights in all media reserved.
Drawing from the wisdom of native and ancient spiritual traditions,
Keith Varnum shares his 30 years of practical success as an author,
personal coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, restaurateur, vision
quest guide and international seminar leader with "The Dream Workshops."
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