A little over a year ago, I realised that although my role as a coach was to inspire people to live their dreams, my own wish list was not complete. It was time to walk my talk!
“April 8, 2010
I have a list, a list of things that I have always wanted to do, that I keep saying I will do …one day….Today I decided to make one day…now day! And now I am daring to go for making my dreams a reality, so that others can see it is possible for them too!”
I examined the list; it was limited to things that I would be annoyed about if I died suddenly and hadn’t done even though they would have been possible. Some were complete, some untouched, and some partially complete, none impossible. I committed to tick everything off as soon as possible.
At first I was excited, and then I panicked! Suddenly, I felt vulnerable and exposed. Those unfulfilled wishes defined me; they gave me something to talk about, they allowed me to live in a fantasy and not have to commit to anything in the now, they created the illusion that I was moving towards something. As long as the wishes were unfulfilled I didn’t have to risk failing or think of the next level to work towards, they were my comfort zone, my self imposed ceiling of achievements.
“April 9, 2010
This commitment to making it happen has brought up all sorts of anxiety. I keep wondering what I will do when I have achieved everything on my list. I realise that we keep the “one day” list just that because we are scared of what will happen when we have what we want. What will be left to do, to dream for? And suddenly I see that if I get these things done, I get to choose new cool stuff to work towards. Yeeha!
Today I called the piano teacher. First lesson is booked for 14 April.
I have also made a decision to move to the sea. We’re off to Port Alfred in July.”
The crAzy™ challenge for you today is to dust off your list, commit to completing it and to a completion date. Figure out how, get a coach if you need to and get cracking!
Imagine what dreams you can put on the next list once you have achieved these!