Barbara Sher sent out an e-mail to her mailing list today. In it, she said something I think needs to be shared.
Take it easy on self-improvement resolutions for the New Year. There's only one resolution I want you to make and it's got nothing to do with self-improvement: Promise you'll give yourself the right to dream. When you assume your dreams are impossible or unrealistic you forget to dream at all. Don't do that. You don't really know what's possible. There are nuts-and-bolts ways to get any dream you want.
As you head into the new year, the permission to dream is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself. Dreaming is how you expand the horizon of what might be. If every time a dream comes up you play wack-a-mole and thump it on the head, guess what the odds are of any of your dreams ever becoming reality? Practically zero.
I always remind people that it costs nothing, and involves no risk whatsoever, to allow a dream to exist.
Make it a habit to spend some blue-sky time. Dream big. What would you really like to do? Who would you really like to be? Expand your view of what your world could be, and give yourself permission to grow into it.
Passion Catalyst SM