What's On Your Wish List?
It's fair to say that most of us have a certain level of happiness, satisfaction and achievement from the way we live and what we do. Yet we can often feel that we've reached a glass ceiling of sorts. We're sure there is more out there for us, perhaps we even have an idea what 'more' is, but we can't work out how to get there. How do we change that? Well it has to be something about focus, doesn?t it?
So, as you sit here now, what do you want? If you're looking up through that glass ceiling, what's up there that's drawing your gaze? It may seem obvious, but we can't get to where we want to be, have what we want to have and do what we want to do if we don't first know what those things are. We can't aim for something if we don't know where or what the target is. We'd be stumbling around in the dark and even if we did by chance trip over something, how would we be able to tell whether it was the thing we were looking for when we didn't know what it was in the first place? How will we ever get to be, do and have all the things we want if we're not clear about what's on our wish list?
Our wish list is a message to ourselves and our world, stating exactly what we?re aiming for and aspiring to. It?s about getting really clear about what we want, when we want it and how we want it. So we have a focus and a direction in our minds that we feel compelled to pursue. How powerful would it be to have that? What could you achieve?
Try this.... Create YOUR wish list!
Treat yourself to some peace and quiet to think about and create your very own wish list. Turn your phone off, put the do not disturb sign up, grab a glass of something lovely, a pen and notebook and focus on you.
Choose a timescale that feels right. A year, five years, ten, twenty, thirty? Think about you that length of time in the future and ask yourself.... 'What do I want to be do and have by then?'. Write down everything that comes to mind without dwelling too much on each or censoring them before they reach the paper. Aim for at least ten things.
(Tip! Watch out for 'don't wants' this list is your 'wants' only!).
Now, continuing with the same list, ask yourself... 'If I'd lived my best life during that time, if anything was possible, what would I be, do and have by then?'. Add at least ten more things. Then repeat the question to yourself a few more times, think big and add as many more as you can.
You're now holding your wish list! What you decide to do with this is up to you. Perhaps you want to keep it in your diary or somewhere prominent as a daily reminder of what you're aiming for. Perhaps you want to focus on a few of your wishes straight away and think what you could do to get them. The key is to take action! Now you know what you want, take action, small or large it doesn?t matter, but do something to take your closer to having what?s on your wish list?. And enjoy!
About the Author: Lisa Ravenscroft is The Breakthrough Coach and founder of Breakthrough Coaching http://www.breakthroughcoaching.co.uk She lives in the UK and works with brilliant people the world over who want to achieve great things in their life and career. She writes a monthly newsletter - available free from her website http://www.breakthroughcoaching.co.uk