Friday, January 31, 2014

Turn Your Dream into Your Goal

I was just curious...
If there was something else...
Sometimes just naming it
Helps you to be able to let it go
And open to what is to come 

It's such a simple idea - turn your dream into your goal.  But how many of us actually do this?  Don't we usually relegate dreams to the realm of fantasy and soldier through with something more realistic?  As I've been thinking about the Lunar New Year, I've been thinking about dreams.  The things we long for. What we'd do if there were no limits. The things we don't usually think we can achieve and so they sit somewhere in our consciousness and become something we turn to when what we actually are manifesting is disappointing. 
But what might happen if we take our dreams and turn them into goals?  Well, our dreams are likely to come true.  I think about Gabby Douglas, the U.S. Olympian, to whom this quote is usually attributed. I don't know if she came up with this herself or if she is quoting someone else.  It doesn't really matter. What does matter is that this young woman embraced this whole-heartedly and, in doing so, won gold medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
What do you dream?  A new moon is a great time to get clear around this and begin to plant the seeds that will enable you to manifest your dream.  Plant them now.  Turn your dream into your goal. Write it down and post it where you can see it every day.  Begin to live as if it is already your reality.  Get comfortable with the "you" you need to be in order to live this dream.  Start to jot down some action steps that you can take that will bring you closer. 
At the first quarter moon, select one action step and do it.  Each step you take brings you closer. 
At the full moon, notice what is manifesting as a result of taking a step closer to your goal.
At the third quarter moon, spend some time reflecting on how far you have come, who you have become, and what might be a good next step.  At the next new moon, plant the seeds that will enable you to move farther along in the process and continue to take the steps that will allow you to move closer and closer to living your dream. 
This process can be used with small and large life goals.  There are no limits except for those we place on ourselves.  These usually come in the form of limiting beliefs that rob us of our confidence and hold us back. Turn the limiting beliefs around and notice how you have transformed as your thinking begins to change.  Don't put pressure on yourself. Hold all of this lightly and take small steps that build on each other.  What had once been nebulous will begin to take form.












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