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The Secret

by Donna Messer

Dream Big; Set Goals; Develop an Action Plan; Believe and You Can Achieve!

I’ve always been someone who likes to plan ahead, to envision what the next year will look like for me.  I don’t make a list of New Year’s resolutions, but I do a little dreaming and I find ways to capture some of those dreams. Perhaps it’s part of my secret to success.

Laugh if you will, but faithfully every year, I create my vision of what the year will bring for me. I do it by dreaming about where I want to go, what I want to accomplish and even what will be most important to me.  I actually go back to my childhood where I liked to colour, read picture books and cut and paste and just have fun. I find that most of us have lost the freedom we had as youngsters to believe and achieve – so, once a year, I step back in time and I become that child again, and I allow myself the freedom to believe that I can achieve anything I truly want.

Each year I create a “Dream Board” for myself. On that piece of Bristol Board are all my visions, along with a few words that tell the story of what I want to accomplish in the coming year. Often my dream board will include travel, new opportunities for work, lifestyle, there is always something about balance and how I can achieve it. And of course there is space for my favourite charity, where I volunteer, and where my family fits into my dreams for the year. 

If it sounds ambitious, it is. I stretch myself. I ask myself questions – ones where I might not like the answers. Each year, I find a focal point in my dreams and I build around that nucleus. And each year, my dreams become goals with a destination.

If you want to create your own Dream Board, and you need a little help call me and I show you how to create your own personal Dream Board. All you need is to be willing to dream, to envision and to believe, that Dreams can come true. 

Pick up a piece of Bristol Board, a glue stick, a few magazines that you like and a pair of scissors and you’re ready to go! Think about what you want to accomplish in the next 12 months – is it a career option, is it getting involved in a local charity – or is it simply to live a happy and balanced life? Whatever it is – picture it, find the words and create your vision! Make your dreams a reality!

Donna Messer is an author, speaker and trainer. She knows the secret to success, she dreams big, and accomplishes most of what she envisions. For more information on her workshops, coaching or mentoring programs -  www.connectuscanada.com or call 905-337-9578.   

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