I woke up one morning asking myself, What I could do to improve my life and benefit the world. Have you ever heard the phrase: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”?
It’s both interesting and essential to understand that nothing in life can start until you get started. So what are we waiting for?
Let’s get started!
The fun in discovery comes from the excitement of exploring the unknown – the uncertainty and doubts faced when on a journey. Now imagine you’re an explorer looking for an uncharted land. You have no idea where you will go or what the outcome will be, yet you know that there is something out there for you…
Just be brave and journey on. When you do, you’ll notice what a great discovery it is! It’s not just the physical things you’ve found, but also what you have discovered about yourself during the journey. From today onwards, let’s all make some discoveries about how beautiful the world is and finally discover more about ourselves!
Everything starts from nothing – that’s the creation process. From one dream, anything can be brought to life; the manifestation of one dream has the potential to create a whole new world for you.
This challenge for you is:
Do you believe that ONE dream can change your life?
Do you believe that ONE dream can change the world?
One man had a vision of a workstation running his software on every desk and, eventually, in every home. That guy was none other than Bill Gates, the founder and CEO of Microsoft. His simple dream was manifested in the form of an American multinational computer technology corporation, and today he is a billionaire because of it.
Here’s another example:
Two P.H.D students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, began a research project in January 1996. Their dream was to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Together they produced the world’s first and best search engine on the Internet. Today, Google’s net worth is estimated to be 350 BILLION dollars. Again, a simple dream not only changed the lives of two students, but revolutionized the internet’s usage around the world.
So what is your dream?
Your mind is free to create anything it wants to as long as it resonates with your heart. How many of us have actually been giving thought to this and creating new ideas to make them come alive?
Discovering Your Why
You can have many goals in life – big goals, small goals, health goals, finance goals, etc. But just having a goal is not enough. It doesn’t guarantee that you will manage to achieve it.
You can try achieving your goals with will power, but that’s not sustainable.
What you really need is a “Why?”
“Why?” so big that it gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you up late at night.
A “Why?” is the reason behind the goal or dream.
Firstly, What does it take for you to get excited about life? How do you re-ignite the flame of passion, excitement, and joy? What excites you?
What do you love to do? What do you find joy in doing?
Take about an hour off from the hustle and bustle of life.
Sit at your favorite, most comfortable spot with your journal in front of you and play some light music in the background. If you had all of the money, time, and energy in the world, what would you do with it? Pen down your thoughts and let them flow. Keep dreaming and writing everything that comes to mind. Think bigger and bigger, without placing any boundaries in yourself. There are no limitations! Feel the joy in the moment and smile! Find the excitement of seeing yourself being, doing, and having anything you want!
Once you have a bunch of ideas written down, start looking for repeating themes and begin crafting the big dream for your life that you want to achieve. Something powerful that would inspire you whenever you think about it. Once you have your big “Why?”, you can start setting smaller goals to help you reach it.
Unleashing Your Creative Powers
Have you noticed that whenever humans are faced with a crisis, they always find a solution?
There is never a lack of resources, only a lack of creativity.
Today, we’re going to talk about your mind and the creative process.
The very first thing you can do to help yourself is to ASK. Isn’t that simple? In the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, the words of Jesus perfectly capture the essence of this idea this idea: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
So here’s how we can start:
Think about a few problems that you are currently facing, and ASK some empowering questions about them. Instead of asking “Why is it happening to me?” or “What did I do to deserve this?”, you should instead ask:
How can I solve this?
How can I make it better?
When you ask an empowering question, you tap into your creativity and start looking for a solution. When you ask a disempowering question, your mind starts looking for answers to why you have this problem. That, however, doesn’t help you.
I want you to try this quick exercise in order to tap into your creativity. Now you have to think of as many uses as possible for a paperclip in 5 minutes. In our workshop, it was amazing to watch a group of 9 people generate over 80 uses for a paperclip in just 10 minutes!
Once you’re done with the exercise, I’m sure you will be shocked by how many ideas you were able to come up with in such a short period of time! Now that you’ve started to ask and think, you’ve set your mind to focus on attracting new ideas and opportunities. No idea is too crazy to be realistic!
Let me illustrate with the following examples:
Who ever thought that humans could fly? We don’t have wings, yet we have the airplane. Who ever thought that humans could stay underwater for hours without coming to the surface for air? We lack gills, but we’ve managed to create the equipment needed for scuba diving and submarines.
Who ever thought that we could combine a Walkman, camera, and mobile phone together? We did, and now we have smart phones, which can be carried easily in the palm of your hand.
All of these started off as crazy ideas!
So get ready to be crazy about your dreams and turn them into reality!