Have you seen the movie Field of Dreams? There’s a voice whispering to the main character (who has a dream) throughout the movie: “If you build it, they will come.”
It’s a step above “fake it until you make it.”
And a couple of steps above visualization.
A great starting point for getting what you want is to write it down.
You can do this in a journal, or on a computer, or on a chalkboard or whiteboard, or simply on a single piece of paper.
Writing is powerful. Seeing your dream or goal in print in your own words helps you clarify what you are asking for — from yourself and from the universe.
When is the last time you wrote out a detailed description of your dream writing life? If it’s been a while, or never, why not take some time today (Mondays are great days for starting fresh, after all!) to think about what a day is going to be like once you are living your dream.
Some questions to help you get started detailing your ideal writing life include:
- What kind of project are you working on?
- Where are you writing? (cafe, room with a view, home, vacation spot, on the beach…)
- Where do you live?
- Are you traveling? (perhaps touring your book, or writing abroad)
- What time of year is it?
- Are you near/with other writers?
- How does your day begin?
- How do you wrap up your day?
Be as detailed as possible. Picture yourself in the moment in time and capture sights, sounds, tastes, feelings, and sensations. Whatever makes the moment real to you.
I bet that as you write about what you want, you’ll discover at least one way to start on the path to getting it.
Nothing to lose, but your dream life to gain! If you imagine your dream life, you’re taking a big step toward realizing that life.
My dream writing life includes a water view, walks in the sand, and kayaking at dawn.
Will you give it a shot?
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She loves writing about NH people, places, and activities. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.