Defining Your Dreams
Often when people have asked me to describe my goals or explain what I hope to accomplish, I’ve found myself really struggling to answer those questions. It all seems too vague and amorphous. I have visions of what I want but they’re just too hard to articulate.
Awhile back, I realized that if I focus on those visions – really flesh them out so I can see them really clearly – I’m able to work backwards and identify what’s really important to me in terms of goals and accomplishments.
I wrote up this strategy as an exercise I call the “Dream Job Analysis.” Over the years, I’ve assigned it to a number of my consulting clients and sure enough, it worked for them, too. It truly is a great way to figure out what really matters to you.
One thing to keep in mind – the point of this exercise isn’t to set your dream job description as an unwavering goal. You’re allowed to change what you want and what you dream of. In fact, it’d be weird if you didn’t! It’s real value lies in helping you understand your ambitions more clearly – asking yourself why you want what you want and looking at alternative paths that could fulfill those same needs is a critical part of building a business you’ll love.