Moving along in our journey to making our dreams reality, let’s do a quick re-cap:
Dream Muscles: imagine what you want
Bliss-O-Meter: the higher your dream is on the bliss-o-meter, the more energy you’ll want to invest
Steppin’ Out: taking action
OK. You’ve completed the first three steps toward making your dream a reality. Today, let’s take a look at what happened when you took action yesterday. Was yesterday’s activity a success or a failure? Did you accomplish what you wanted or did it flop? Were you encouraged or are you thinking about throwing in the towel?
When you examine what you accomplished (or didn’t!) yesterday, why not use an inquisitive eye? For the most part, I think we’re taught to judge rather than assess when it comes to our actions. The questions we use are versions of the ones I posted above. It’s an either/or analysis. How would it change things for you, if you used the following questions to assess what you did?
What did I hope to accomplish yesterday?
What did I learn from what I did yesterday?
What was helpful about it?
How did it support my dream?
In what ways did it energize me?
What was not helpful about what I did yesterday?
In what ways did it drain my energy?
In way ways did it move me further from my dream (rather than closer)?
What could I do differently?
What other things might I try?
TODAY’S TIP: Use an inquisitive eye to assess the actions you take toward making your dream a reality.