In the world these days it’s hard to find something to get excited about.
The economy sucks
You’re probably going to lose your job
There’s just not much to look forward to. But don’t fret, all is not lost. You’re still alive, right?
So what can you look forward to? What can you get excited about?
No, not life. That sucks, remember?
No, not remembering how fortunate you are. You’re not, remember?
So if not those, then what?
Not the future you’re going to have, that’s bleak, remember?
I’m talking about the future you want, your dreams!
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
Right now you don’t believe in those dreams, and that’s what’s causing this lack of excitement.
I’m not saying be crazy and start drawing smiley faces everywhere.
Just imagine where you want to be in your future. What is going to make you happy in life? Write that down, and look at it every day.
But just having dreams is going to make your current life even more miserable. What you need to do is write down how you’re going to make your dreams come true.
Step by step
Take a piece of paper and at the top of it write your dream (Just one of them) in big letters. Below that, write down the five steps it’s going to take you to reach that dream. Only five.
Once you get those five, get out another sheet of paper and write out the next five months or weeks, depending on the size of the dream, and separate them by several spaces. So it will look like this:
Adjust the dates accordingly.
You only need five, any more than that and you won’t get excited.
Now plan out those months or weeks and how you’re going to accomplish each of your five steps. Try and get each step done in one month. If you can’t then measure it out to make them all add up to 5 months
Now you have purpose, now you have hope, now you have excitement.
Your dreams can come true and you’re going to be excited.
So now you can leave Never Never Land and return to your own exciting life.
I can hear you saying “but my dream can’t come true in 5 months.” How do you know? Have you ever tried?
If after planning it out you still feel like you can’t achieve it, scrap it and move on to the next dream.
This is about getting excited, so if you’re worried that dream won’t come true then you don’t need that dream yet.
But I want you to at least try it before you scrap it. You never know the impossible until you attempt it.
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What excites you? Are you reaching for your dreams?