By Sheryl Eldene, MA, MBA, PCC
Recently, I heard someone ask the question, “What would you attempt to do if you knew that you couldn’t fail?”
I LOVE questions because when you ask a question, you MUST give yourself an answer. It’s not negotiable. As that question kicks around in your head – you inevitably decide on the answer.
The problems come when you ask yourself the wrong question. What’s the wrong question? WHY IS THE WRONG QUESTION.
WHY will inevitably take you to a place of self judgement – so let go of that one. It doesn’t matter WHY. It is probably way too late to fix WHY anyway.
- Why should I care?
- Why haven’t I done this already?
- Why is this taking so long?
- Why can others accomplish this goal, and I’m have such a hard time?
- Why doesn’t anyone help me?
- Why doesn’t my partner support me?………
So let’s get back to WHAT would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Do you remember your dreams when you were little? One of my dreams was to be a surgeon! Later, I decided I wanted to be Homecoming Queen! When I was little, everything seemed possible. As children, we are natural masters at the Law of Attraction. Remember allowing your dreams to expand and fill your days with wonder? I lived in a neighborhood where there was a lot of home construction going on. My friends and I spent hours in those open building pretending that we were queens, presidents, big wig bosses and we’d act out all those dreams. I even had the lingo, the walk, the imagined wardrobe – enormous clarity around my dream.
My dreams of surgeon and Queen went away not due to lack of crystal clarity, but the failure to marry those dreams to action plans. Of course, I forgive my eight year old self for not creating an action plan toward medical school and my ten year old self for not having a clue how to become a queen.
Today I’m older and wiser. My dream of connecting my newest published book to those thousands of people who are looking for that wisdom is very clear, as is my action plan toward that vision. Here’s some questions that might help you turn your wonderful dreams into reality:
- What is my goal?
- What is my plan?
- What will I do today to get inspired?
- What specific steps will I take today toward that goal?
- What am I willing to do today, assuming I will be successful?
- How will I reward myself today for staying with my plan?
Add your voice the the conversation, what will you do today to get inspired?