What do you want?
I mean, what is it that you really really want?
What’s your greatest desire? Your one big thing, your “if only” goal?
Have you ever asked yourself this question?
Many people aren’t aware that in fact, anything that you want, need or desire is possible.
Let me say that again. Anything that you want, need or desire IS possible.
I remember the first time I sat down with a coach who asked me to consider what I really wanted, without any of the limiting beliefs I might attach to my desires. Blue sky dreaming – without getting bogged down in the how and when, what did I really want for my life?
I’m delighted to say that I now have everything I wanted to have and achieved all that I wanted to at that time, and much more. It doesn’t mean I don’t continue to have dreams and set goals, in fact it’s quite the opposite. The more I realise I am in fact limitless, the more I set goals, the more I take action, the more I make my dreams come true. I’d like to add here that this is not just about money, it’s about anything you want in your life, be it health, happiness, relationships, career, income, fill in the blank.
Today I’d like to set you a challenge. I’d like you to ask yourself what it is that you really want.
Here is a very simple exercise to get you going.
- Grab a journal and pen.
- Find a place you can sit quietly without any interruptions or distractions.
- Close your eyes and take a few gentle cleansing breaths. Clear your mind of the days thoughts, the to do lists, what you are cooking for dinner, just for a few minutes, it will all still be there after, I promise.
- Ask yourself what would you do, have or be, now that you know that anything is possible. Don’t filter it, analyse it or judge anything that comes up, just go with it.
- Open your eyes and start writing. Write it all down, every single thing, the more the better. Once you get past your usual responses and get into true blue sky dreaming, into your sub conscious and your heart, you will uncover what your greatest wishes and desires are. Don’t stop until you have gotten to the end of the ideas that came up, and in fact as you write, you will find more coming. Once you scrape off the surface, past the usual and expected goals, ideas will begin to flow. Don’t judge them, get them on paper.
What did you find? You may be surprised to see that none of your hearts greatest wishes are that difficult or far away. You may also be surprised that some of your greatest goals are those that you buried years ago, or those you may never have considered before. You may also find that now you have started downloading them that more come in the next hours or days. Great, keep them coming.
A coaching colleague of mine shared a wonderful story of a client who was highly successful by our usual definition, in terms of income and position in her field in the finance industry. My colleague sensed a dissatisfaction and started gently probing and asked her to consider, if she could do anything at all, what it would be. Guess what – her heart’s greatest desire was to sew. That seemed so far away from what she was doing and she’d long pushed it to the back of her mind as it didn’t seem feasible for her to even consider, and with her busy position she didn’t have the time anyway. Fast forward to today, with a whole lot of action taken in between, and she now sews costumes full time for a movie production company and is happier than she’s ever been. It might have seemed like a big stretch at that time, but she did it!
Now, keep that journal handy, and as more ideas come in, over the coming days write them down. Next I will tell you what to do with them.
Never forget that you have the potential to be, do or have anything your heart desires! You really do have unlimited potential, sometimes we just need a little reminder.
If you would like to explore your potential and uncover your greatest desires, please get in touch with me for an introductory coaching session. Tell me what you really really want and let’s get you creating and thriving in the life you deserve!