Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
What does your truth depend on? Where do you go to decompress and think through life’s larger issues? Where is the special refuge that enables you to clear your mind and ruminate on why your significant other has become more distant, or why your father told you he’s “surprised” you haven’t given up on an important career goal you’ve been struggling with, or to manage the anger and insecurity that have been welling up within you ever since your mother asked you why you’re not married yet? There is no right way to dream. Each of us has different ways of tapping into our life Vision.
This week, take some time to discover what you need to do to become tranquil and centered enough to think deeply about what gives your life meaning. Don’t rely on just one strategy. Depending on your situation, what works one day may not work the next. Going for a walk in a local park may be an excellent choice on Thursday evening when it’s warm out, but if there’s a torrential downpour on Saturday have a Plan B to go to yoga or a museum. Be open to finding new, creative ways to dream.
How do you take time to dream in your daily life? Share your successes and challenges in this area with us in the comments.
Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday each week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).