Have you ever wondered if you’re “really” happy with your current life? is this the right Job for you? are you living your dreams? Have you wondered if it’s time for you to change?
Well if you didn’t, then there should be something not going very well with you… Because “wondering” and asking that question every once and a while, is healthy, even if things are already going well; It’s one of the Reality Checks that you need to do to make sure everything is going all right and that would make you focus on having the life you always wanted.
In some cases, You may feel Lost… asking questions like “What should I do with my life?” or “What’s Next?” or “Where do we go from here?” … This week’s Tip is about How to help you find your Future Self.
The First thing I normally ask a person whom I’m mentoring or coaching following his or her response to “BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT!” would be “Let’s Start with what you Don’t Want”; You see sometimes it’s Blurry to see the things that we DO want, but it’s clearer to see the things that we DON’T… So Let’s Start there!
- Put a Wish-NOT-List: the Jobs that you DON’T Like, the Life that you Don’t Want, the person you CANNOT be with… and so on.
- Unplug your self from the current reality: there is a HUGE difference between “Can’t Have it” and “Don’t want it”; I Do Love to Own a Ferrari, but reality is that I can’t afford one, cannot be translated to I Don’t want to Own a Ferrari because it’s Too Expensive for me to buy one. Same thing goes for Things you like to do but see too many obstacles in your way so they influence your decision of LIKING them.
- Put a Deadline to your Dreams: There are so many quotes and sayings to describe “Shoot for the moon and you’ll land between the stars” or “shoot for the stars to hit the moon” but in brief, if you aim high, you’ll get further than if you aim low, and you might find your self closer and closer to realizing your dream than ever before.
So in Brief, CLOSE YOUR EYES >> UNPLUG YOUR MIND FROM THE CURRENT REALITY >> UNLEASH YOUR DESIRE TO THE LIFE YOU ENVY… And you will start Seeing.
Have a Nice Week!
Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.
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