Thursday December 18, 2008 #84

“A goal or a dream that doesn’t challenge the dreamer to become more than they’ve ever been, to go where they’ve never gone, or to feel things they’ve never felt, is actually like wishing for a giant “life snooze button.” Wanting abundance without an exchange of services, or love without loving, is a little bit like wanting an aquarium without fish, a leash without a dog, a frame without a picture…”

 ~Mike Dooley

Last JAM, we looked at the four basic tests for change: 

1. What do you want to change?
2. What do you want to outgrow?
3. What do you want to avoid?
4. What do you want to enhance?

Time to get serious.  Open a document on your computer and type the four questions, leaving space between.  Now, without overanalyzing, start typing in as many ideas you can think of under “What do you want to change?”  Then move on and do the same for all four questions.  There are no rules – be bold, be crazy, just keep typing until you exhaust your ideas.

Print out the document and put it in your briefcase or handbag and take it home with you.  This weekend, pour yourself a glass of wine pull out the document and highlight the items that grab you attention.  Make sure you have highlighted at least one item under each of the first three and at least two items under the last one.

We’ll talk about your choices next week.  Have a great weekend!!