We are half-way through the 4 week Dream Big Challenge!
First pat yourself on the back for showing up even if you didn’t meet your goal. If you’re having doubts about this challenge, tell the chirping monkey in your mind to knock it off. Our monkey mind only sees what we didn’t achieve instead of what we accomplished. So acknowledge yourself for showing up. I even gave myself a present for getting this far. I love to garden, so I bought a new gardening magazine while at the grocery store.
Now, it’s time to review what happened while working on your dream. Did you meet your goal 85% of the time instead of 100 percent? Did you run into some resistance? Make sure you muzzle your chirping monkey mind while attempting to look at the resistance. Your monkey mind is sure to tell you, you’re not good enough….you screwed up….you’ll never make it…You get the idea. Instead try and uncover the underlying emotion, belief or action that blocked you from reaching 100% of your goal.
Once you have your answer it’s time to hit the rewind button and start again. According to Issacson, Steve Job’s biographer, Jobs believed that everything that he had done correctly, required one moment when he hit the rewind button and corrected something he didn’t see at the outset of the project. We are going to rewind the steps from the first two weeks and modify them so we can achieve 100%.
- Envision your dream – Did you didn’t interact with a visual or auditory reminder of your dream each day. If not, find a way to make it happen each morning. I love post-it notes on the mirror. One of our Big Dreamers Mona Pease has a virtual cork board for her vision which she sees every time she turns on her computer.
- Dissecting the dream into small action steps – Were your actions steps doable in a short period of time? If not then cut them into smaller pieces.
- Carving out time for action steps – Here’s where most people hit their resistance. If this is where you struggle, spend some time reflecting on the underlying block to your dream. Once you become clear about your block, it diminishes its power.
For those of you at 100% keep dreaming and for the rest of us that are not quite there, hit the reset button. This added focus will help push you forward.
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