I recently came across my very first 100 dreams list from five years ago. If you've taken my Plan Your Dreams class either at Big Picture Classes or in person at PlannerCon Europe, you know what I'm talking about. For the rest of you, in my class I stress the importance of dreaming big and writing down 100 dreams so that you can flesh out the really good dreams after you written down the 'should dreams' and the 'supposed to's'.
It was so fun to read through what my 5-year-ago self had on her heart. Honestly, I was a bit surprised by how many things I have already accomplished from that list. So of course, I counted and I could cross off 22 out of 91. (Yes, 91... I apparently didn't even make it to 100! Oops!) Twenty-two! That's a LOT of action and goals met in 5 years!
There were only a few (5 or 6) that were no longer big dreams of mine (I really don't want a pink Vespa anymore), other dreams have changed slightly and a big chunk of the rest, though I can't yet cross them off, I've made progress towards.
Last week, I went to Scotland! Eeeeeeee, it was a trip of a lifetime and I will definitely go back some day. I'll move there if at all possible. 'VISIT SCOTLAND' was on my list 5 years ago, it was number 58. When, I taught Plan Your Dreams at PlannerCon in October, it was on my list I created for that class, though it had moved up to number 8. I talked about this dream in class, I don't dream of going to New York city, like many people. I don't feel like I 'should' go to New York just because that's what everyone dreams. Not me! The thought of all those tall buildings and crowded streets gives me the heebie jeebies. My dream was the wide open spaces of the Scottish Highands and it was just as amazing as I had dreamed.
Dreaming really is the first and most important step in goal setting. And it's my favourite step too! How can you set a goal when you don't even know what you really want? Writing out 100 dreams truly does reveal the big juicy ones, the ones that you were put on Earth to accomplish and share with the rest of us! Have a go at it, see if you can come up with 100 dreams and then pick one that gets you the most excited and set a goal to make that dream come true.
If you've already made a list of 100, pick a new dream off of your list. If you'd like some inspiration to come up with your 100 dreams or if you are looking for more information on goal setting, check out my class Plan Your Dreams at Big Picture classes and if you are looking for a great planner to not only house your dream list but also to help you break down your goal and really make it come true check out my latest YouTube video, my review of The Freedom Mastery Law of Attraction planner.