Millennials have now become one-third of the population and continue to outnumber any other generation!
The year 2007 marked a severe time for the American economy and today we are slowly recovering.
It’s true that we have many academically educated folks in society today, but how many are fulfilled?
Are you doing what’s expected of you? And whose expectations do you follow? I’m not here to quote numbers and regurgitate the happenings of our society.
My purpose is to instill hope and impart success habits that will put you at the forefront of your life. Too many are led by sheep and become sheep. Too few are taught that they are the lion or lioness, that they already possess the wherewithal to change their lives.
I wish that I was taught the power of the dream earlier in my academic career. Not too many people retain their D.Q or are even schooled to believe they have one or that it is even possible.
What’s D.Q? No not Dairy Queen! It represents your Dream Quotient: Your ability to dream and visualize the future. I came upon dreaming purely by blessing.
I daydreamed as a child and teenager, but beyond that I learnt later on in life. I would twirl incessantly in my mother’s rose garden and it is there that I laid down my hopes and bared my soul. I needed to escape my reality and that was when I was honored with entry to the United States of America.
The process of dreaming requires thirty minutes to an hour of your undivided attention. To hone your dream quotient you’ll need to close your eyes and visualize where you’d like to be in life in the next one-three years.
Be strong enough to ask yourself; have I grown in the past three years? Outside of marriage and having children; what was the most significant event of my life?
Have I progressed personally, financially and spiritually? Get specific in your mind’s eye. Then make it a little more real by going over what’s realistic for your future and write it down.
For example, it’s unrealistic to think you’ll be making billions in two years. You want to ink in the ones that are reachable, but still make you a tad nervous because you know you’ll have to stretch and really work your buns off.
Write down or type one-five concise dreams and put them in bullet points.
Post them in as many places as you can. For instance, Your wallet, fridge, mirror and steering wheel are a few ideas of where to post. Look at your list and read it out loud daily.
The final step is to heighten the essence of your D.Q by a dream building session. What do you desire; a new home, car or perhaps travel? Visit a car dealership, try on a few cars and see what looks good on you.
Take pictures and ask for brochures. Visit model communities and get a good feel for what you like or don’t like in a home. Drive by dream homes and take pictures.
You’re probably about to ask, “how does one illustrate travel and other dreams that can’t be easily visualized?” Well, for travel you can get a map and highlight the places you’ll visit and collect brochures, magazines, etc.
For dreams like financial security, personal independence, think about that means to you and get those clarified in the form of pictures!
Create a dream board and hang it in your room where it’ll greet you am and pm. Get excited about its creation because once it’s out there, the universe reciprocates. We must shift our thinking from lofty ideas to solid truths…You deserve to live a fulfilled, accomplished life.
C.T.A: Did you like this post? It would be greatly appreciated if you shared these tips with friends and family on your social networks. Let us know which of these steps work for you now and which ones you need to implement. How about any additions? What else do you currently do to improve your D.Q?