A-Z Blog Challenge: D is for Dream

DreamSo things did not turn out the way we wanted.  The response we had from others is not what we hoped for or expected.  The outcome that has stolen the smile from our faces was in contrast to our desires.

In all of life’s challenges there is an opportunity.

Our opportunity now is to dream a new dream.

We now have more information than we had when we dreamt the previous dream.  We know more about ourselves and what we need.  We know more about others and what they need from us.  We know where our limitations, boundaries, challenges and opportunities reside.  We are better for the experience and more likely to experience a favorable outcome this next time around.

Our opportunity now is to dream a new dream.

Let’s start with the end in mind.

What is the outcome you seek?

These 7 Aspects of a Well Crafted Outcome will help you, and I, dream a new dream:

  1. Positively State Your Desired Outcome: Engage your unconscious mind by stating your desired outcome as positively as possible. The unconscious mind cannot process negatives so keep your outcomes positively stated and your subconscious will go about gathering the information you need to find your smile again.
  2. Know How You and Others Can Contribute to Your Vision: Who are the primary participants in your new dream? And how will they contribute to the outcome you desire? What do you need to do to bring your dream to reality?
  3. Appropriately Contextualize: Where will you be when you achieve this desired outcome? When do you expect to achieve this goal? Visualize yourself already experiencing this outcome, what do you see?
  4. Describe the Evidence Procedure: How will you know you are getting the desired outcome? What will you be doing when you get it? What will you see, hear, and feel when you have achieved this outcome? What results will you experience or anticipate when this dream becomes your reality?
  5. Identify the Resources Needed: What resources do you have now? Do you need additional resources? Do you have experience in achieving this before? If you were to act “as if” you had achieved this goal, how would you be acting and what would be happening in your life?
  6. Ecological Check: What is the real purpose of wanting this outcome? Is there a secondary gain lurking in not achieving this result? Is there a situation where achieving this goal might be harmful to anyone? What will you lose or gain if you have this outcome?

This process is designed to help us look at the outcome we desire and get really clear about what it will be, what it will take to achieve it, and help us evaluate if we truly want to put in the effort to achieve something we think we want.  Too often people really want something, but they are not willing to make the changes to achieve their dream.  This process forces us to take an honest look at our dream and put real plans into place for achieving it.

What is your dream?

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About Jodi Rosenberg

I am a life coach, corporate project manager, and generally happy person who has chosen to express myself through the written word with the intent of making life better for all of us.
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3 Responses to A-Z Blog Challenge: D is for Dream

  1. Liz Brownlee says:

    To be the best poet in the world of course! I strive all the time and have of course imoroved, but still, I have a long way to go! Liz – http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

  2. Miriam says:

    Dreams have to be realistic. I used to dream of getting rid of social anxiety. Now I know it doesn’t go away, but I can learn to live with it. That’s a much more realistic and less daunting prospect.

  3. Shonna Slayton says:

    “In all of life’s challenges there is an opportunity.” This is a good point to remember. (Passing through on the A to Z challenge.)

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