In order for it to become a reality, you should take a trip to your dream life every day. What do I mean by that? Visualize in detail how you want your life to be in the future. Most importantly, visualize the man or woman that you will become before you arrive.
If you don’t develop as a person to the same degree as your career, financial, or social accomplishments, you won’t be equipped to enjoy it as much as you imagined. In addition, you might either mess it up or lose it all.
So visualizing the man or woman you’ll become should be included as a prerequisite to achieving your dream life. For example, if you haven’t given up bad habits, attained a strong level of fitness, and mastered money management skills by the time you become wealthy how likely is it you’ll succeed in the way that you imagined? It’s not very likely.
I had a great deal of success in my corporate career. I enjoyed many promotions, generous salary increases, beautiful homes, new company cars every year, unlimited expense account, international travel, and five-star hotel accommodations. Although I had become a highly successful executive, I hadn’t grown to the same degree as a person. Consequently, I didn’t enjoy the fruits of my accomplishments nearly as much as I could have. Had I worked more on my personal development along the way I would have enjoyed the ride a lot more, created better memories, and probably would have been even more successful.
I constantly visualized having a job like this for many years before it became a reality. I even imagined what my office would look like and where the company would be located. Considering the condition of my life when I was thinking about this, no one, including myself at times, would have ever imagined that it was possible.
What’s amazing is that I had visualized having a corner office in a business park in South Orange County, California but when I was hired the company was located in Los Angeles. Several years later they moved to South Orange County and soon after, I got several promotions that led to having a corner office. Late one afternoon as I gazed out the window, it struck me that I was living the exact dream that I had imagined! I sat there in awe for quite some time. I often thought about what I discovered that day and I remained grateful.
Let’s take the trip to your dream life. Imagine your life as you want it to be 5 to 20 years from now. Using your imagination, go to that place right now.
In your visualization of your dream life…
How happy, fulfilled, and self-confident are you? What does your physical appearance look like? How much do you weigh? What is your level of fitness?
What bad habits have your given up? What problem areas in your personal development have you successfully addressed? In what ways have you become the person that you wanted to be in your heart of hearts?
What kind of geographical environment are you living in? Are you living near the beach or lake? Or are you living in the mountains, desert, or a beautiful city?
What does your house look like? What does each room look like? What does your wardrobe consist of? What does the landscaping look like? Is there a pool or spa? Is there a vegetable garden or greenhouse? What kind of cars do you have in the garage? What size is the garage?
Are you sharing your life with your best friend and lover? Do you have children? Or have you chosen to live alone without a wife or children.
What is your source of income? Is it coming from a job that you enjoy or a business that you built? What kind of work are you doing? What are your hours? Are you working five days a week or just three?
What kind of friends do you have? How would you describe them? What common interest do you share? What type of organizations or clubs do you belong to?
What sort of recreational activities do you take part in? What type of weekend getaways do you enjoy? What kind of vacations do you take?
Relive the trip to your dream life every morning and several times during the day. This will keep you motivated and on course. It will also communicate your wishes to The Universe (God, or whatever you believe). Then one day you may suddenly realize that you are not tripping but living your dream life.