Today’s post is a Dreamtastic Creative Journals post. Dreamtastic is an ongoing (free!) e-course about using your journal as a tool for transformation, healing and dream-growing.
Today’s post is inspired by the work/play/explorations I am doing with my new dream.? Any time you’re working with a dream that is bigger/smaller/sparklier/somehow different from anything you’ve done before, you’re not going to already know how to make it real.
Often, we assume this means it’s impossible.? But that’s not what this means.? (No one who ever made a big dream real started out already knowing everything about how to do it.)
This means you have to learn how.? Research.? Explore.? Experiment.
You already know that doing more of what you’ve been doing is only going to get you more of what you’ve already got.
To get a different result, you have to do one of two things:
- Keep doing what you’ve been doing, but somehow do it better/faster/more.
- Do something different.
So, that’s the prompt:
To reach this new dream of mine, do I need to step up what I’ve been doing, or do I need to take a different approach?
The magic comes when you dive deep into this question to explore.
What would stepping it up look like?? What would you do?? Learn new skills, hire help, find a mentor, quit something else to devote more time to this?? Make a list of what you could do to step it up so you can see if it looks like this is going to get you to where you want to be.
If you were going to take a different approach, what approach would you try?? List different options, do some research.
This is just a brainstorm.? List everything that comes to mind.
There will be a lot of “Ugh that’s too much work” and “Yikes, that will cost a fortune!” and “If only I had more time!”.? Remind those thoughts that this is just a brainstorm.
If you listen to them, those thoughts can easily derail the whole process.? So don’t give them any attention.? For now.
Later on of course you have to refine your plan, it has to be do-able without making you crazy or broke or exhausted.? But if you start by editing things out before you have a chance to play with them, you end up with such limited options that your dream will still seem impossible.
Once you start to play with this and see how many ways you could make your new dream real – you’ll get super inspired.? And before you know it “I don’t know how” will be replaced by a bunch of ideas of things you can try.