What would life look like
if we stopped for just a moment and took a break from the pace
of our daily lives and asked ourselves what we wanted? Would
the response be, more of the same, less of the same, or perhaps,
something completely different?
Listening to the voice of our
wise heart and the messages it offers is simple. However, we
make it hard to “take” the time to be with our true
selves. The precious insights we have about life can be
discovered in challenging times, quiet times and joyful times.
Dawn Brown, Author of That Perception Thing!, reminds us
that we can learn through pain, or we can learn through joy. The
secrets to igniting your passion for your ideal life exist in
the moments of joy.
we are on the brink of exhaustion, heart ache, or burnout before
we ask ourselves what we really want. Rather than experiencing a
crisis of self, I invite you to create some quiet space for
reflection. Consider booking a date with yourself and find a
quiet place to reflect and complete the following exercise.
Begin by placing your feet flat on the floor and letting your
hands rest comfortably in your lap. Close your eyes and take
three deep cleansing breaths. Begin to visualize yourself in a
sanctuary of your own creation. Take a look around, where are
you? What is around you? Is this place familiar to you? Note the
details of your sanctuary. There are no editors or inner critics
present in this sanctuary. This is a safe place. You are here
with the inner voice of your wise self.
forward in time. It’s one year down the road. It’s the beginning
of a new day. Visualize your experience. Where are you? Describe
your surroundings. You are on your way to do work that you love
and enjoy. What are you doing? Who are your colleagues? What
does your office look like? What are your activities on this
great day? How do you feel as you experience your day? Pull out
a pen and notebook and describe your day with as much detail as
notes from this exercise.
Re-read your notes often over the next month.
Collect data, gather information.
Open yourself to possibilities.
are living our plan B life, waiting for the right circumstances
to execute Plan A. Now is the time. Have you captured your Plan
A life – Your dream?
If you are on a quest to get more out of your life and work
experience, you are invited to learn more about the services that are
available to help and support you at Dream Catcher Consulting.
Beth Page is the founder of Dream Catcher Consulting, an
individual coaching and organizational consulting firm which
uses a collaborative model to maximize individual and
organizational outcomes. Learn more at