Do you have dreams?
Do you have goals?
I think we all do have something we aspire. And I was thinking about my dreams and goals just this weekend, I had this Eureka moment.
I remembered that I have not really made a dream wish notebook yet. I did before but I have lost that notebook and it was incomplete.
In this email, I want to share with you how to create your dream journal notebook so you can be more intentional with your goals.
The first step is to get a notebook. It can be of small size and it can just be a thin notebook.
In the first page of your notebook, I want you to write down all the things that are important for you.
It’s a collage of words that reflects your values and your priorities in life.
For example, you can write:
Family, Freedom, Honesty, Integrity, Love, Compassion, Giving, God, Faith, Excellence, Making a Difference, etc.
Write it down on the first page.
Now, after doing that, I want you to go to the next blank page after that.
In the next blank page, I want you to write everything that you are GOOD at.
This includes your talent, skills, abilities, strengths, qualities. All those things you hear people are saying to you.
Write it down by starting with the words, “I am/I have.”
I am great talking with people I do not know.
I am great at singing.
I am empathetic.
I have a great skill in listening to other people’s stories.
At the end of your list, I want you to include these two words:
I like myself
I really really love myself.
In the third page, I want you to write all your dreams and list it down.
When you are doing this, I want you to focus on these:
1. 30 Things You Want to Do
2. 30 things you want to Have
3. 30 things you want to Be before you die.
If there are more than 30 for each then list it down. If you feel “stuck,” You can ask yourself this question:
“What do I Want?
Ask this as many times as you can until you have come up for that essential thing you really want to have.
It can be more profound than just having a car or owning a big house. It can be I want to make a difference, I want to help more people, I want to be a blessing.
Remember to include all your dreams for each important aspect of your life. It can be health, family, spirituality, growth, relationships, finance etcetera.
There is no need to categorise your dream list. Write it down without thinking “how” you can achieve it.
Allow your mind and your pen to just write down what it feels like writing however small or audacious as long as you want to have that dream.
After writing those dreams, keep it with you or sign at the end of the list.
Write a simple phrase like:
My name is , here’s to my dreams that command my heart and set my soul. I will read and enjoy adding and completing my dream list. I am doing this because I believe in the power of my dreams and I believe and trust myself that I can do this at my own pace, at my own style, at my own time.
Then sign it after.
The beauty of having this dream notebook is that you can read this every morning and every night.
Knowing what you want through this dream list will remind and guide you in your journey.
The reason why I let you write down what is important for you on the first page is that I want you to remember that your dreams shouldn’t stop you in what you value in your life.
If you can make your dreams align with what is important for you then that would be really great.
And if you have achieved making one of your dreams come true, you can go back to this notebook and put a STAR after that dream.
This dream notebook will tell you that no dream is impossible and you can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to.
This dream notebook will serve as your milestone as you grow in age and in wisdom.
I was thrilled this weekend after doing this myself. And I am excited to fulfil my dreams.
Our dreams do not have any expiration date. So do not be too hard on yourself. On the other hand, do your best while you are still here. While you still can.
Bruce Lee, arguably the greatest martial artist to have ever lived, also understood the power of declaring a goal. If you ever get a chance to visit Planet Hollywood in New York City, look for the letter hanging on the wall that Bruce Lee wrote to himself. It is dated January 9, 1970, and it is stamped “Secret.”
Bruce wrote, “By 1980 I will be the best known Oriental movie star in the United States and will have secured $10 million dollars…. And in return, I will give the very best acting I could possibly give every single time I am in front of the camera and I will live in peace and harmony.”
Bruce made three films, and then in 1973 filmed Enter the Dragon, which was released that same year after his untimely death at age 33. The movie was a huge success and achieved worldwide fame for Bruce Lee.
We are not Bruce Lee but we can also write down our goals and achieve it.
There is POWER in writing down your dreams, your goals, your aspiration.
Do it now. It is life-changing.
To Creating and Believing in our Dreams,