What’s Your Dream?

By on August 1, 2011

woman looking up with a smile on her face and a pen in her handBy Janet Daughtry –

For some, this idea of pursuing a dream seems like a waste of time. After all, shouldn’t we be doing something better with our time? What about our age? Isn’t it too late for us? Okay, admittedly at this stage in our life we might not make it as a fashion model, but what other dreams could be possible? Large or small dreams not only ignite and inspire us – they motivate us and give us the joy of living.

My friend Diane is the youngest person at heart that I know. By the world’s standards she is considered a “young senior”. However, Diane doesn’t see it that way. She has such a zest for life that, honestly, she makes me a bit tired at all she still wants to accomplish. She is working diligently on her “bucket list”. Not too long ago, she sent me a picture that I could hardly look at without cringing. She was dangling from a zip line way up in the air. Personally, I happen to like the ground underneath my feet!

What I find as a coach is that most women, no matter their age, really still are little girls at heart. We still long for the romance, adventure and the dance of life. We still want to get in touch with some of our passions and dreams. The problem is we don’t know what we are passionate about. We have lost touch with our hearts, what we love and our dreams.

But in the area of dreaming, dreams are born out of passion and the best way to connect with your dreams is to connect with your passion. So, here are some great questions to get you started:

1. What do you love? What do you enjoy? Passion can be born out of the things that you love. Pull out a sheet of paper and make a list of 20-25 things you really love and enjoy. From pizza to crafts, go ahead and make a list.

2. What do you love doing? Finding our passion is all about discovering what you enjoy doing and do well at the same time. You can sometimes get some powerful clues by reading your life backwards. What did you enjoy doing as a child? If your mom was looking for you, what would you be doing? Did you know that Steven Spielberg made movies as a child? Maybe there are some powerful clues that you are ignoring. Keep going with those clues. What did enjoy doing as a teen or young adult? Why did you enjoy those things?

3. What energizes you? Being excited and enthused about something is a pretty good sign that you are tapping into your passions. When you have passion, you can’t wait to get up and get going. What are you dreaming about? What do you lay in bed thinking about -ideas, solutions, plans? When you are truly in your passion, you are in your “zone”. You are drawn to it and can’t seem to get enough of it.

4. What books or magazines are to drawn to read? Why those particular books or magazines? What is about them that interests you?

5. Who is drawn to you and why? Who are you drawn to help? What do you others say you are good at doing?

Notice any clues or patterns yet? When you begin to open up your heart to the things you love and do well, you are awakening your heart to your passions, your dreams for the future, and maybe some dreams long forgotten.

Time to start dreaming!

Janet is the director of Life Breakthrough Coach Training Academy and the co-founder of the Biblical Coaching Alliance. Janet also enjoys motivational speaking and is a frequent speaker for the Job Start Program through the Raleigh Correctional Center. She recently produced a self-help coaching program “Your Life Makeover Toolkit” to help people achieve significant breakthroughs in their thinking and life purpose. For more information about her coaching and speaking you may visit her website at http://www.coachjanet.com/ or http://www.lifebreakthroughcoach.com/.

About Janet G. Daughtry

Janet is the director of Life Breakthrough Coach Training Academy and the co-founder of the Biblical Coaching Alliance. Janet also enjoys motivational speaking and is a frequent speaker for the Job Start Program through the Raleigh Correctional Center. She recently produced a self-help coaching program “Your Life Makeover Toolkit” to help people achieve significant breakthroughs in their thinking and life purpose. For more information about her coaching and speaking you may visit her website at http://www.coachjanet.com/ or http://www.lifebreakthroughcoach.com/.

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What’s Your Dream?