Today’s Action Item will be an excerpt from a long post on my blog (one that every mother should read if you haven’t already) that may have been lost at the end of a very long train of thought, but I hope people can appreciate, be inspired, and focus on this excerpt:
My way to find more, to aspire to do better things, is to dream. Everyone once in awhile both on my own, and with my husband, I make us sit down for a brainstorming session. We discuss our dreams and goals. I ask him to let his creative mind wander, and ask the following questions of ourselves:
- What would we do if we could do anything? If money, time, and resources were of no issue.
- Where would we live if money, politics, and family weren’t keeping us where we are?
- What would our ideal lives look like?
By focusing on those main questions every few years, we come up with a mental list of unofficial goals. I have yet to write them down. This way they stay in our minds and hearts, and stay flexible. Our wants and goals evolve and grow as we do – as should yours.
Take some time to dream, even if it’s only one hour once every few years – so at least you know why you’re hustling, what your working towards, and what will make YOU happy (oh yeah and your family/friends too). Don’t let yourself become the aimless rat in the wheel – run for a purpose, and pat yourself on the back for all that you do.