Motivated by my previously mentioned “constructive discontent” and having read the book Get Out of Your Own Way, among others, I have begun a transformation. You might have noticed one aspect of it in the fact that I am posting to my blog again.
The books I have read lately have directed me to figure out what I want more than anything in the world. The problem is, what I said I wanted and what I really wanted were hard to reconcile. I self limit…bad.
You can recognize your own self limiting if you start hearing things in your head like:
You can’t do that.
Have you lost your mind?
Okay, back to reality.
There is no way I’m gonna get that.
I started making a list of the things I wanted in my life. I started out small. Very small.
A new buckwheat hull pillow
Clothes that fit
To feel good about myself
Shoes that fit
Then I remembered a sign in my local coffee shop.
That is when I gave myself permission to dream. This is what I came up with in the same order I came up with it.
Give presents to my friends
Spend Christmas somewhere the northern lights are visible.
Travel rural Japan
Travel through China
Set my own schedule.
Spend an extended period on a coast overlooking the ocean
Explore Oregon and Washington
Get the other twenty-five states (I’ve been to twenty-five already)
Go back to Hawaii
Cross the equator
I found a theme in my list. Travel and lots of it. I realized, that is part of my Polaris Point.
What is your Polaris Point?
Grab a pen and notebook. Go ahead, this post will still be here when you get back. Don’t put it off. This could change your life forever.
Back? Okay, now do this exercise.
Imagine you have just won five-hundred million dollars in the lottery. That is eight zeros and looks something like this: $500,000,000. In fact, it is half a billion dollars.
This money is sitting in your bank account right now. Imagine it. Feel it. Then answer these questions.
What would you do with the money?
What would you do with your life?
What would you do to help the world be a better place?
Dream big. After all, you no longer have to work for a living and you have enough money to buy and do anything you want.
Tell me on my Facebook page, what you would do.