By now, you’ve proven to yourself that you want to make a change, but how can you keep that momentum going? These next five “assignments” will help you step back and widen your view of the world in order to better see where you might fit in.
1) Look at old things in new ways
When we stare at the same problem for too long, it seems like we can almost entirely lose the ability to solve it. Pick something in the room, don’t overthink it. Got an object? Now spend three minutes brainstorming ways to use it or present it.
2) Play reporter
Find someone who does something that you don’t really understand. Whether it’s an odd habit of collecting stamps, reading romance novels, or a career that’s completely foreign to you. Spend some time talking to them about what they do. Ask questions. Find out what they love about it.
3) Tell a story
When you’re struggling with a particular problem, tell your story out loud to a friend, then ask them to describe the situation back to you. Hearing it from another perspective might help you find faulty logic or explore new possibilities.
4) What would _____ do?
Who do you respect? An innocent child who has a clear vision of right versus wrong? A
celebrity? A family member? Take a moment to consider how THEY would respond to the
problem or situation at hand.
5) What if you COULD?
Finish this sentence: “I can’t ______.”
Now cross out “can’t” and pretend that you can. How would your life be different if you COULD do that thing? Can you try spending a day, a few days, or a week, living as if you COULD accomplish that thing?
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” - Oprah Winfrey
Stay tuned for Finding Your Why: Next Steps
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