So your assignment was to: write down your dream, then write down some things you need to start doing every day.
The book, “Put Your Dream to the Test” by John C. Maxwell (amazing book), presents an excellent set of questions for you to really dig deep into what your dream is, and the validity it holds for you.
1. Is my dream really my dream?
2. Do I clearly see my dream?
3. Does my dream compel me to follow it?
4. Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?
5. Have I included the people I need to reach my dream?
6. Am I willing to pay for the price of my dream?
7. Am I moving closer toward my dream
8. Does my dream bring me satisfaction
9. Does my dream benefit others?
Now I realize this is a lot to think about for one post, and we can’t spend the rest of the year focused on this, even though I’d love to. However, it is in your power to rise above mediocrity, and truly allow your dream to become a reality one detailed step at a time. I’m not suggesting you open up the bakery by Christmas if you’re not ready, I’m suggesting that no dream is beyond the power of everyday growth. Nor is any dream shameful.
If you are 60 and want to apprentice to make pastries in France, then there is no shame in learning how to preheat the oven. And certainly no shame in failure that ends in new dreams.