Tuesday with Michael: The Shopping List
Last week, I asked you to do a Vocation search and think about what you are talented at and what your options could be. What did you learn about yourself? Were there any careers that you had never considered?
By now, you should be convinced that you really can be and do anything that you set your heart on. (Remember that you should not take this as a license to trample on others’ rights.)
Your mission now becomes just like a domestic shopping list. The rules and procedures for turning a simple shopping list into its material equivalent are the same for your life goals.
Let’s get started.
Grab some paper or your favorite notes app and start writing out all the things that are missing in your life, both tangible and intangible. It doesn’t matter what order they come in, don’t stop to think, just keep writing and writing and writing until you’ve exhausted all the possibilities — you will sort them out later.
Some people find this difficult because nobody ever gave them permission to think and dream this expansively. Stay with it.
It’s your turn now to be just a little bit selfish and express — exactly — what it is that you want for your life. If you are prepared to give your gift to the world in large quantities, you are entitled to receive on the same scale.
I know of at least one man who undertook this procedure and sat and wrote for almost four hours, without stopping. At the end of that time, he examined his notes and discovered something he described as a “revelation.” It even included the answers to some challenges that had plagued him for years. It had been a healing process too.
When you have the finished notes, still in their rough form, keep them handy and refer to them often. You may finally be introduced to someone you never met before — The real YOU.
Next week, I want to talk to you about how to analyze this information along with the work you did last week. Be prepared to do the work and have your hopes and dreams list ready!
For more information and tips on goal setting, check out our website Achievable.com or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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