Have You Ever Done – The Fifty Things You Want To Have, See Or Do?
This exercise is one of the greatest things you can ever do for yourself.
Get a piece of paper and fold it down the middle long ways and number the two columns from one to fifty. On the top write “50 things I want to have, see or do”.
At first you will fill the first twenty or thirty numbers fast. You may then ‘hit the wall’ where you can’t think of anything else. Think back to your younger days, what did you want to be when you grew up? What interests did you have?
Towards the end you will probably have to pick because the ideas will be flowing and the number fifty will come quickly.
When you are finished read your list over once and then put a 1 in front of five of the items. Put a 3 in front of five, a 5 in front of five and a 10 in front of five. These are things you want in the next one year, three years, five years and ten years.
Why are you doing this?
You have set fifty goals for yourself, wrote them down and put a time frame to twenty of those items. Your brain and subconscious now have fifty goals to work on.
You will be surprised and amazed at what will happen in the next twelve months. Your sub conscious needs written goals to work on to bring them into being. If all we do is say, I would like so and so, or not even think of the things we want to accomplish, then how can we carry out what we don’t know we want?
If you have never set goals that you want to do down on paper, then this is the greatest thing you can do, because it is asking yourself what are things I want to have, see or do. Trust me it’s different from asking yourself to set life goals for your work and other major areas of your life. This is all about your hopes, dreams and wants and is powerful.
Read through your list one more time. Get a legal size envelope and write 50 things I want to have, see or do, on it. Fold your list, put it in the envelope and put the envelope in a safe place that you will see it once in a while. A sock drawer is a good place. You don’t have to actually read the words, your subconscious mind will know what is in that envelope and it is like giving it a little kick in the pants, a jump-start.
Once every year (pick a day, your birthday, New Years Day) take the list from the drawer and cross off the things you have accomplished that year. Amazed at how many there were to cross off? Make a new list for the coming year, some items may fall off the list as new ones take their place. Do this every year.
To take this one step further pick some items on your list. Give each item a separate sheet of paper and describe that item in great detail. Examples: new car – describe that car in every detail, color, make, model, smell everything. Vacation to India – how long is the trip, towns visited, famous sites etc. The better the images and details the more your mind will work on the goal.
Are you ready to get started? Leave a comment when you’ve got your list, tell us how easy or hard it was for you.
Create the Life You Want to Live,
Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally