The idea of potential is seductive because you never have to leave that fantasy. Âyodeji Awosika, author
“Someday I’ll figure out what I really want to do when I grow up,” says the sixty year old banker, the seventy-five year old grandmother, the twenty year old college graduate, the thirty year old attorney. The truth is, you probably know what you want to do, who you want to be, you’re just afraid to go there. You say to yourself, “I might fail, what will other people think, I will disappoint my parents, it will be too much work, I’m too old, I’m too young.”
It’s a new year, a new start, time to unravel the layers of judgment, rationalization, fear, and insecurity that are holding you back. Grab hold of your dream, your wish, your greatest desire and take a step to make it reality. Someday may never come but today is here. Have the courage to live how you want to live and be who you want to be.
Affirmation: I am courageous.
Coaching questions: What do you want to be “when you grow up?” What’s keeping you from going there? What step will you take today to move forward?
I solemnly swear to create memories that last a lifetime. I vow to make an impression on the world, not the couch. I promise to dream about unrealistic goals, and make them my reality. Author unknown
I’ve been working through my Bucket List in the last few years and have checked a few off that I never dreamed would come true. Here’s a sample: Visit Paris (twice), swim with the dolphins, ride a dogsled on a glacier (see photo), go to cooking school in France (I went to one in Julia Child’s French home), take a grandchild on a trip (I took Tuscany to NYC), read over 50 books in a year (last year), help a stranger go to college (Rosie), make fresh pasta using no machines (cooking school in Italy), revisit childhood memories in Dubois, Wyoming. Writing a book wasn’t on my bucket list but it is an unrealistic goal that I plan to make into reality.
What’s on your bucket list? Deciding what you want, writing it down, sending it out into the Universe makes a difference. Trust me.
Affirmation: I believe in dreams.
Coaching questions: If you don’t have a Bucket List, what’s keeping you from making one? Write down at least three things you dream of doing. If you do have a list, add three things to it.