How many of you have sat down and really asked yourself, “What do I want?” And not just to ask what I want to eat for lunch. I am talking about the BIG want. What do I want from this lifetime?
I am sure there are more than a few of you out there that will sit there and say, “I want ten million dollars.” Or some amount of money, because I know you are thinking that if you have that amount of money, then you can do what you want. Ok, if that is really the case, then ask yourself, “If I had ten million dollars, what would I do?” Think about it for a moment.
When I think about what I want to do, I want to help people. I want to help people move forward in their lives and I do some of that in my job today. Is it exactly like I imagine? No, but I am on the road to helping people. Part of that journey involved me writing my first book and I know that it will take me to speaking about my book and eventually writing another book, or three.
Now, contrast that with me starting with “ten million dollars” and it feels very different. Yes, I still want to help people, but I feel that I will be less effective in helping people, because part of why I will be able to help people is because I have been there. I had to help myself first before I could help others. Not to say that I cannot help people now, but if I had “ten million dollars” just show up, then I would have missed out on a lot of experiences to get there.
Now, I know that some of you are going to say BS, and that is ok. If you can jump from where you are to “ten million dollars” then good for you! Some people can and many cannot. Look at all the lottery winners who are back to where they were after a year or two. They could not handle having the “ten million dollars” and had to return the where they were comfortable.
Some people can grow in leaps and some have to take it one step at a time.
So, before you grab onto a life where you have “ten million dollars,” take some real time and sit with, “what do I want?” And sit with that question and write down what comes to your mind. It may be “ten million dollars” and it may not. After you write down what comes to you, ask again. Repeat this process three or four times and see how your answer changes. After you have done this three or four times, see what your answer is and really feel into it. If your answer feels compelling enough, and then ask, “what do I need to do to get it?” and let the journey begin.
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