Define Your Dream
"If you don't know where you are going, It doesn't matter which road you take" - a paraphrase of Lewis Carol
Have you ever spent a few minutes envisioning your dream home? What would it have in it?
Would it be a stately manor in the country or a high-rise condo overlooking the city? Have you ever really thought about it?
What about your dream life? What would that have in it? What kind of life would that look like? If you had all the money you could want, what would your days look like? How would you fill them? Have you ever really thought about what you would do, if you didn't have to do anything?
Building your dream home and building your dream life actually follow the same process. I have spent the last 20 years creating dream spaces for people. And over that time I honed a process that works time and time again both in remodeling a home and redesigning a lifestyle. This process is not mine but rather what I have learned from others. Taking what I learned and putting it into practice. The blueprint is not complicated but it is a process. But once you create your blue print it will take time to build. It will take patience. But if you are willing to put in the time, a small amount of effort applied consistently will completely renovate your life as you know it. But before we get to the blue print, we have to figure out what you want to build and why you want to build it.
The building process begins long before the first board is cut and the first nail is hammered. First you have to decide what it is you want to build. This is the imagination stage, this is the fun part. What does your vision look like? Spend a few minutes everyday considering these questions?
These questions may seem trivial at first, but once given some thought are not as easy to answer as you may have thought. Not only that; but once you spend some time with them, you may come to realize that they are not the answers you thought they were.
It's OK to allow these thoughts to simmer for a while. Allow yourself to process a lot of different scenarios of what your dream life could be like and play out each one. For 1 year, 5 years, and even a decade.
When first working with a homeowner about what they want their dream home to look like, I tell them to look at magazines, cut out pictures (back in the day), print out google images of all the different ideas they could possibly consider. Then, we would create that image in the space we had to work with. And it worked every time.
You CAN have everything you want in a home, everything you want in life if you can just envision it. "Ask and ye shall receive." Matt 7:16. But you have to know what to ask for. Before moving on to making your blueprint, let's take the time to figure out what we are shooting for. Time to piece together your own personal dream, your life, your greatness.
The first page in your journal once you've answered the questions above, is for writing out the top 40 things you want in the next 10 years. Anything you want, but be as specific as possible. Don't tell me you want a new car. Tell me you want a blacked-out Toyota Tacoma 4 x 4 with TRD Sport package. Take your time and don't move on to the next step until this is done. In Writing, in your journal where you can see it regularly. If you don't already have your own journal, Download our free journal workbook to get started...
“Set a goal to become a millionaire, not for the money, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.”
Now that you have some ideas about what you want your life to look like, now let's draw up a set of blueprints to figure out how you are going to get there.