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Explanation of the dream inventory
Shipmates, imagine (or remember) what it’s like to be a four year old. Perhaps your remember yourself at that age. Perhaps you have or have seen children at that age. They are so focused on the wonder of the world. There are no limits to their imagination, their sense of possibilities. They can dream without shame of being an astronaut or President of the United States, or even a King or a Queen. Something happens to us as we enter the school system and spend more time with adults supervising our activities. We forget how to dream.
You’ve likely not really exercised your dreaming in quite some time. Sure you have desires…vague things like, stay healthy, find someone to love, be happy. These generalities hide from us what’s truly lacking in most of our lives once we become adults: the freedom to identify and then pursue anything you want, without constraint. The purpose of the dream inventory is to get you thinking about possibilities again, not problems. We’ve learned that in our live program, where we require our clients to list at least fifty dreams, it’s the ones on the last pages that matter most and are the most interesting. This will take you some time. It’s time spent learning what your life can be. Can you imagine anything better to spend time on?
Because you’re dream muscles have atrophied in your head, here’s a little workout called, “Dare to Dream” that will help you begin to identify so that you can later list your dreams (fifty, fewer or more) and use them for the next steps: goal categories and goals.
Dare to Dream
- What do you want your self-image to be like?
- What books do you want to read?
- What plays do you want to see?
- What shows do you want to see?
- What kind of cultural events do you want to attend?
- What subjects do you want to learn more about?
- What kind of qualities would you want people to say you have developed?
- What kind of things do you want to do with your friends?
- What kind of things do you want to do for your friends?
- What five people do you want to meet in your lifetime?
- What hobbies do you want to have?
- What kind of civic activities and organizations do you want to be involved in that
- you may or may not have had time for in the past?
- What kind of charitable activities and organizations do you want to be involved in
- that you may or may not have had time for in the past?
- What do you want your appearance to be like?
- What do you want your cholesterol level to be?
- What do you want your energy level to be like?
- What do you want your health indicators to be?
- What do you want your blood pressure to be?
- What do you want your normal pulse rate to be?
- What do you want to do for professional development?
- What business/networking groups do you want to join?
- What would you like the reputation of your business to be like?
- What things do you want to do for your customers?
- What kinds of groups do you want to give a talk/speech to?
- What changes do you want to make to your home?
- What things do you want to do for your family?
- Where do you want to go with your family on day trips?
- Where do you want to go on an extended vacation?
- How many weeks of vacation do you want?
- What places would you like to see a second time?