Welcome back to the Remodel Your Reality Challenge! One of the most powerful exercises in coaching is to ask people to visualize their ideal life – to literally see what their life would look like if everything were exactly perfect according to their values, desires, dreams and purpose – and then begin the process of creating a plan to achieve that life. This exercise is powerful for two reasons: First, it helps people identify the concrete differences between where they are and where they want to be. And second, it opens them up to the reality that they have the choice to pursue that ideal vision instead of just going with the flow and taking whatever comes their way.
Without the prompting of a coach, however, most people never do this. Instead, they focus on getting through the day or surviving the week. They react to the circumstances of their lives, feeling a vague sense of dissatisfaction and an overwhelming busyness, which stops them from seriously looking at how they’re experiencing each day. As a result, they live by default.
A balanced life is, in essence, a designed life. It is a life that has been clearly crafted, carefully nurtured, and intentionally acted upon. The process of making your dreams come true involves staying focused on what you want, identifying where you are now, and creating a plan of action that includes results, actions, and resources. Without this process, you are at the mercy of life’s currents. But through it, you can free yourself from the tyranny of random fate and take control of the direction of your life as you sail toward your destiny.
One Thing To Think About
The life of your dreams is possible and within reach. Anything you can imagine has the potential to become part of your reality, but first you must imagine it!
One Question To Answer
Do you live by design or default? How long has it been since you sat down with your dreams and structured your ideal life?
One Challenge To Take
- Where in your life have you made the decision to identify and intentionally pursue your dreams?
- What parts of your life are primarily directed by reaction, chance and outside influences?
- How satisfied are you with the life areas in Question 1? How satisfied are you with the life areas in Question 2?
Take Care of You!