Now that we’ve got you down to one dream, there’s still a lot to think about. Should you focus on your future vision or your current reality? Should you focus on the big picture or the details? The strategy or the tactics?
The simple answer: Yes.
How do you focus on both? By focusing on the one thing that simultaneously gives significance to your grand vision and meaning to your everyday actions: Purpose.
Your purpose—why you are pursuing this dream—is critical to defining success, making decisions, staying motivated, and remaining flexible. To find your purpose, you must honestly answer, “Why do you want to achieve this dream?”
Leap Task #4: Write out in your Leap Journal your purpose for pursuing this dream.
You may think you know why you’re going after this particular dream, but I urge you, write it down in your Leap Journal anyway. The process of forcing yourself to clearly articulate why you’re pursuing this dream will serve to focus your effort. Not to mention that having it as a reference will come in handy if—or rather, when—things get tough in the future.
Any surprises when you delved into why you’re pursuing this particular dream?