Last week, I read a book called "Dream it. Pin it. Live it." by Terry Savelle Foy. All I can say right now is "Wow!". This book is amazing. It encouraged me to go for every dream that I believe God has for me - and I have a lot of dreams. One of the main points she discusses is writing your goals and dreams. One of the most productive things we can do is not only write our goals, but we can track them. I recently learned that when I continue to check my goals, I remember that I want to achieve them. One of the activities that she has readers do is write a list of dreams. Readers are encouraged to dream like money isn't an issue and they're kids making a Christmas list. This was one of the funnest things I've done in awhile.
So, this week, I invite you to dream and dream BIG!!
I added some points to help you start thinking about and writing your dreams.
1. Brainstorm some ideas. Just write whatever comes to mind. I started my list one day, and the ideas continue to come the next day. I am still adding to the list - a week later. Think about anything that you would want to do: list books you want to read, people you want to meet, places you'd like to visit, etc..
2. Choose one of your goals or dreams to work toward. You can actually choose up to ten, according to her book. I would not make it much more, because you want to finish what you start. You want to see your goals to the end, and you don't want to get frustrated or overwhelmed. Choose what you can work on and get started working on it.
3. Review your dreams, and then review them again...And then review them again. Terri Savelle Foy actually encourages you to review them everyday and envision yourself doing them, and becoming them. Through this book, she reinforced what I learned just recently. When I review my dreams and goals I am more likely to work toward them. I have a list of dreams that I write each month, and the more I return to the them, the more goals I complete.
4. Write the date you reach a goal and see your dreams come true. One of the things we tend to do is forget about blessings after some time has passed between them. Why not keep a record of what God has done for us? What a wonderful way to count our blessings! We see them in our own writing, and we can thank God over and over again, for all that He has done for us.
5. Dream again! When you reach goals set new ones, and start the process over again.
Just think of the inspiration and empowerment you can receive from seeing your dreams manifest. I don't have an association with Terri Savelle Foy, but I believe so much in the principles she teaches in this book. I'm attaching the image of the book so that you can find it on Amazon. I highly encourage you to pick up your copy. At the time of this post, she has a promotion on Facebook that allows you to get the book for free. You just pay the shipping and handling. It is an awesome deal!
I hope that you take this challenge and dare to DREAM BIG!