Title: 11 Questions to Kickstart Your Dream
Author: Keith Varnum
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11 Questions to Kickstart Your Dream
by Keith Varnum
Whatís your dream? Want to give your vision a jumpstart? Write down
your goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of your
1. Whatís your highest priority this lifetime?
Whatís most important for you to experience, explore or embrace
this time around? Until you answer this question, your life goals
will be off purpose. Unaligned with your inner passion, your
intentions will lack the power to attract the people and
situations necessary to become a reality.
Get clued into your true joy. What activities turned you on as a
child? ? What are your hobbies now? When your goals are aligned
with your soul purpose, synchronicity kicks in to guide you to
your target. When you intuit and own your unique essence and
calling, assistance will flow to you from every earthly and
2. Is this your dream, or someone elseís?
Are your goals your own choice, or what others think you should
strive for? Do you want to look back in your old age and wish you
had followed your passion? Will you regret having "played it safe?"
Is it selfish to go after your own dream? What joy can you give
to others if you havenít given it to yourself first?
You have a divine right to listen to your heart. You have a
social obligation to follow your dream. Only then can you fulfill
your destiny and make the earthly contribution you were born to
3. Do you really, really want this dream?
Do you bound out of bed every morning to pursue your vision? Or
is it a lukewarm dream you chase because it sounds meaningful?
Only the Real McCoy will generate enough energy to manifest
itself in the world.
4. Are you settling for less than?
Are you resigned to accepting less than your full share of love,
health and success this lifetime? Have you compromised and
sacrificed your dream to death?
Anything short of living your true passions will never make you
happy. Do you want to arrive at the Pearly Gates with the regret
of not marrying that one captivating person, starting that fun
business, or seeing that exotic part of the world you always
wanted to visit?
5. Is your dream actually just a means to some other dream?
Is your goal the ultimate end in itself, or merely a limited
means to that end? Isnít it really the new car itself you want,
rather than the money -- the means -- to buy the new car? More
to the core, isnít it really a renewed sense of self-worth you
desire, rather than the new car or house to impress the family
and neighbors? And isnít it really happiness you want, rather
than the picture-perfect mate, job or body?
Focus on the experience you want to create, not the physical form
that may -- or may not -- bring you that experience.
6. What will you feel like when you reach your dream?
Personal passion fuels a vision. Dive into the thrill and
exhilaration of the feeling of living your dream. Every moment
you can, drink in the joy of having your goal.
The Hawaiian Kahuna say, "Where your creative attention flows, so
flows your life." Is your daily attention feeding your dream? As
the TV public service announcement reminds us, "Itís midnight. Do
you know where your children are?" Hey, in your life, itís high
noon! Do you know where your creative excitement is flowing?
Itís high time you manifested your aspirations. Dynamic,
satisfying creations are nurtured with love and care as a flower
in a garden.
7. How will you benefit from getting your dream?
Get specific about the benefits youíll receive from achieving your
vision. Write down these pluses so they will sink in as motivators.
What exactly would happen if you made a lot of money doing
something you love? How would you approach your life differently
if you allowed people to love and support you? What would you do
with more vitality and health?
8. What steps can you take today toward your dream?
Donít defer your dream. Set up supports and systems around you to
instantly translate your intentions into action. Jump on every
opportunity that is in line with your purpose and vision.
Keep the momentum going. No matter how hectic life gets, pledge
to take at least one action a day. Even the smallest actions --
jotting down a new idea, reading a single page, or making one
phone call -- can start to add up.
Are there smaller projects that lead to your larger dream that
can give you pleasure in the meantime? If the dream is to run a
marathon, train for a local fun-run first. And find a way to
measure your progress. Track those little wins -- by writing in a
journal or telling a friend.
9. Are you telling yourself: "I canít have my dream?"
Most people donít believe they can live their dream. Either their
belief system has them believing they canít make a living doing
what they love, or they feel they donít deserve their dream. To
avoid the pain of feeling they canít have their dream, people
often keep their dream so buried they canít remember they ever
had a dream.
Everyone has a dream! And everyone is destined to fulfill that
purpose. Why wait?
10. Are you afraid of getting your dream?
Statistically, more heart attacks occur when "good" things happen,
than when "bad" things happen! Getting your dream is life
threatening! Of course, realizing your dream is only threatening
to your old experience of yourself and your life -- you know, the
one thatís boring -- or paining -- you to death!
Change is scary. Find a way to move the energy of fear. The only
way to avoid feeling fear is to avoid living altogether!
11. Do you really need to accomplish your dream?
Do you really need to achieve your goals to be happy? Enter the
"hootless state" -- where you no longer give a hoot if the exact
"picture" of your dream comes true. Without the interference of
the egoís push, pressure and micro managing, you have a much
better chance of being in the right vibration -- space -- to
attract real happiness. When you relax your grip on the exact
way your future "has" to unfold, you give the Universe more
flexibility in how it can fulfill your wishes.
And, on a higher plane, what if our true task here on Earth is
simply to be who we already are in our essential nature -- with
or without manifesting our specific goals? What if the essence of
who we are is enough?
Copyright © 2005 Keith Varnum
About Keith: Keith Varnum shares his practical approach to
transformation as an author, radio host and "Dream Workshops"
facilitator. Keith helps people get love, money, health and
spirit with his free Prosperity Ezine, free Empowerment CD and
free Coaching at www.TheDream.com.
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