There’s nothing more relentless than time.
No matter how much we strive and strain we can’t squeeze that 25th hour into our day or that 8th day into our week. We can’t stop time to avoid an accident or think up a really good comeback. We can’t speed time up when we’re in line at the DMV or enduring a loquacious neighbor on a long flight.
So instead of fighting the incessant march of time we’ll leverage it to drive our dreams toward reality.
Find the list of dreams you compiled as part of yesterday’s task. First, take a few minutes to review the list to see if a night’s sleep has sparked any new ideas. Feel free to review this list regularly and add or delete dreams as you wish. It’s your list.
Once you’re happy with your list of dreams, it’s time for today’s task:
Leap Task #2: Assign each of the dreams on your list to one of 3 categories: Short-term (12 months or less), Mid-Term (1-5 years), or Long-term (5+ years).
This may seem like a simple or arbitrary task, but it is incredibly profound. Two days ago if someone had asked you if you had any dreams, you would have said, “Sure. Of course.” But, odds are, you wouldn’t have been able to clearly articulate any. This afternoon you’ll be able to spout off quite a few dreams and just how long you think it’ll take to accomplish them.
If writing a dream down is the first step in its journey to reality, the second is binding it up within time.
When you look over your list of time-bound dreams, what thoughts go through your mind? How does it make you feel?