I'm hugely paraphrasing here, but basically the question is:
"While you slept a miracle happened and your dream came true overnight. When you wake up - how will you know?"
It's a great exercise, for a range of reasons. Today, I want to talk about one of my favourites.
Let's talk about what living your dream REALLY looks like.
My dream involves living wherever I choose because my thriving business that lights up my world supports me and all my needs in every way.
Two years ago, I had a really clear picture of what that looked like in my head - it was me in yoga gear, probably in Bali, drinking green smoothies and running retreats and doing wonderful Skype vision sessions with lovely ladies, then making crafty unicorns and going for swims.
And that is all still totally the plan, and some of it the reality. But now I have a much clearer picture of what my dream looks like.
Today in Oz there was a public holiday, which means no 9-5 job. For most of my friends, it also meant a BBQ, listening to the Triple J Hottest 100 on a beach somewhere, and beer.
For me, it was an extra day to be in-flow, and living my dream - i.e. working on my biz. But I'm not in Bali, there was no retreat, and the only Skype session I had today was with my sis. Instead, my beautiful, wonderful, soul lighting up day consisted of:
- Mopping the floor ... then wiping the dogs feet and mopping the floor again (!!!)
- Social Media management
- Website development - learning some new coding and functionality of my existing programs
- Media reviews
- Preparing legal documentation
- Graphic Design
- Baking choc-chip cookies
- Diary management
- Doggie cuddles
I love what I do, that I know how to do all those things and that I have the time, space and capability to do them. But not many of them were on my vision board two years ago.
But the reality is, they are all parts of what really living my dream looks like (ok, maybe not the mopping the floor - probably in full bloom of my dream life I will not mop my own floor).
My point (if you were wondering), is simply this:
How well do you know your dream?
I believe the more you know it, understand it and can feel it, the easier it is to achieve it.
If I woke up tomorrow morning and I was in Bali, I wouldn't know that my dream had come true - I mean, it's a 7 hour flight and I've been 6 times before ... my first reaction would probably be to assume I'd been kidnapped.
But the day that I wake up without my alarm to have breakfast in the garden, with a full calendar of appointments or time to say "sure, let's do lunch" ... in my new house ... with Suki ... and lightness in my heart. Then I'll know.
So this week, I'm challenging you to really ask yourself - if you dream came true tomorrow, how would you know?
What are the things you can feel, see, taste, smell and hear about your dream?
Get super clear. Because, honey, it ain't gonna take a miracle for your dream to come true.
Achieving your dream is going to take work. Probably HARD work! It will take sacrifice, it will take strength, it will take faith, but most of all it will take WORK!
It will mean saying "no thank you" when other people are doing easier things, lesser things, or just other things!
It will probably mean saying "no" to things you'd like to do, have, buy, eat, drink - loads of things!
What matters is that you will want your dream MORE.