When I was a kid, I wanted to be like the late Princess Diana. I really admired her. I first learned about her when I saw a picture of her in Cambodia where she was comforting kids who had been hit and crippled by landmines. I admired the fact that she was a princess who wasn’t afraid of serving others or getting her hands dirty. As I matured, I continued researching about her and later learned that she worked with different charities to serve the less advantaged and/or those who were affected by HIV/Aids and consequently, my admiration for her increased. Based on this, I decided that I wanted to work for the United Nations, in a war zone to serve those who were less advantaged. After college, I started searching for ways to join the UN. And in 2000, I finally got my first assignment working with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
Why am I telling you this?
The point of the story is that I created this vision in my mind before I could practically experience it in my physical reality. It was like I made a wish which was finally granted. Although it took many years before I realized this dream, the fact is that I dreamed about it first. I knew what I wanted. At one point when I was getting frustrated that I may never realize my dream, my grandmother told me to keep visualizing and to keep the faith that my dream was possible to achieve.
It is often indicated that, “As within, so without,” meaning that whatever we create in our minds with clarity, firm intention and faith, will be manifested in our physical realities. Note that the only place where everything is possible is in your mind.
Whatever we create in our minds with clarity, firm intention and faith, will be manifested in our physical realities.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to get you to think about what you want, who else you can be, and the abundant possibilities available for you to explore.
Take time to think through these questions and then write down your answers. Feel free to rewrite the answers until you feel comfortable with them. Remember to imagine that there are no limits and that your desires can be realized.
If your dreams make sense to a lot of people, dream bigger until everyone calls you a dreamer.
- How much money do you want to possess? (Please indicate any amount of money you want. Do not limit yourself.)
- If you were super-wealthy, what would you do on a normal Monday morning?
- What is your dream career/job/work?
- If your success was granted what product, service or idea would you offer to the world?
- If you were to have your own television show what would you talk about and who would be your audience?
- Which celebrity or famous person’s career and lifestyle do you admire and why?
- If you were offered a new home of your choice, what would it look like? Where would it be located?
- If you were to be in perfect health—mind, body and spirit, how would that feel?
- If God/Creator or whoever you believe in, were to physically appear in your bedroom on a Sunday morning, what would you ask for?
- If you were granted any number of years to be alive, how many years would they be and what would you do with your life?
These questions will get you thinking beyond appearances. If you take time to search for answers that sit well with you, you will discover that you can dream as big as you want with a possibility of realizing these dreams.
Remember, if your dreams make sense to a lot of people, dream bigger until everyone calls you a dreamer.
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”~ Lupita Nyong’o.