Have you ever wanted something so badly that you can close your eyes and really see it? You can really imagine being at that vacation spot or having the income that you really desire. We do this all the time, and we usually refer to it as daydreaming. We sit in our cubicle at work and imagine ourselves somewhere else.
The problem is that as soon as something happens to distract us from this dream, we lose it. The phone rings, for example and now, suddenly, we’re back where we started. Then we are back to reality where we will usually stay until we get a chance to dream again.
There is nothing wrong with having dreams, in fact, it is how most of us make it through our days. We need to believe that there is more and that we can achieve more.
To that end, I would like to introduce you to a technique called Treasure Mapping.
Quite simply, it involves creating a simple but real and palpable representation of the goal that you have. Simpler still, imagine the skinny young man who wants a nice, sleek physique so that he can more easily attract a nice young woman. He might find a magazine picture of a young man who already possesses the physique that he desires. Naturally, he would then clip the magazine photo and tape it in a conspicuous place in his home where he can see it everyday and remind him of his goal.
This is very simple illustration but it demonstrates the point. Now you have to decide what you want.
- If you have a dream house: Go for a drive in a more affluent neighborhod of your city or town maybe discretely take a picture of some that you really love.
- If you have a dream car: Go to a dealership and browse or even test drive your dream vehicle.
- If you want to start a charity or foundation: Visit your local food bank or shelter and help out, maybe talk to some of the clients and tell then your story of what you want to do.
The point is to keep your dreams at the forefront of your thoughts, not just in your sub-conscious. The point is to be thinking of your goals all the time.
Admittedly, this is just the first step of a long road to your goals, but it is a necessary first step.