How to get more time to think and nail that idea.

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When you need to define your dream in order to actually get it off the ground then you really need to get some time to think.  I can see you all now though with your hands in the hair shouting about how you just don’t get time in your busy lives.  I know, I know, I have kids and a business too!  However, if you are to make progress on this really important step then making time has to happen.  You need to nail that idea, you need to know what you’re aiming for.

Get up 10 minutes earlier than usual.  You don’t need a huge amount of time, 10 minutes will do, especially if you can do it consistently.  If you have to be up for a certain time 5 days a week then that’s 5 days that you can spend ten minutes just thinking and working through what it is that you actually want.  You don’t even need to get up!  Set the alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual and just imagine the details of your dream.  Just don’t snooze! Continue reading “How to get more time to think and nail that idea.”

Define your dream – why it is the most important thing you can do

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I talk about defining your dream quite a lot on Untrapped Life.  There is a reason for this – it is the single most important thing you can do on your path to creating your dream.  Define your dream and you can move on to the more productive things like planning and researching.

Vague dreams get vague results

Too many people are vague when they list their ambitions for life.  They cite that they want to move to the countryside, or they want to be their own boss.  Possibly they want to travel, or to write, or to paint.  These goals and ambitions are great and it’s great that people are dreaming so hard, but they are unlikely to move forward with their dreams if that is all they can say about what they want to do.

If you carry on being vague it’s like waiting for a lottery win.  Yes there is a chance that your dream might still happen, but it’s putting the responsibility for it in someone else’s hands.  Wouldn’t you rather be sure that it would happen?

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I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!

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Does this sound familiar to you?  Maybe you’ve been talking to your own kids about their career plans and their dreams for when they grow up and you jokingly say ‘I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up’.

You giggle about it at the time and later in the day it hits you.  How come I still don’t know what I want?  How do some people get there when I don’t.  Is it really that hard to have a dream about what I want to be?  Maybe I’m destined to be nothing.

That last one is pretty hard.  I imagine if you’ve ever heard yourself say it, it’s also hard to hear.

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