Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. -Steve Jobs
Great advice from a great man! But where do we start? I would suggest the perfect place to begin is to spend some time bringing your vision to life. One way you can do this is the ‘letter from the future’ exercise.
Step One: Imagine your future self writing a letter to you and describing in vivid detail where they are now and the journey that was. Pour as much detail and sensory expression as possible into this letter. Describe how you changed as a person, the winning strategies you used, the team that assembled and how you have impacted the lives of others & the environment. Allow yourself to truly ‘dream big’.
The key to ensuring this exercise is powerful is to set aside a generous block of time (I recommend at least 2 hours) and to complete it at a location that inspires you.
Step two (for the bold and the impatient): share your vision with as many people as possible. It is not until we speak our vision and inspire others that it becomes tangible and lives in the real world. Unspoken it remains simply a dream.
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