What do you want?

Oh sure, you want love, health, money, jelly tip chocolate. All The Things. But what is it that you want deep down, waaay under the infinity pool and the USB heated slippers? Dig around. There’s a feeling down there somewhere. Maybe it’s joy. Control. Peace.

Picture yourself exactly where you want to be; loving the life, doing the job, living the dream. Now consider the feeling underneath it.

Example: I want everything. I want to eat ice cream, write books, change the world. And when I picture myself on top of the world, typing away with a tub of cookies and cream, I am glowing with a sense of connection. The feeling of being everywhere and nowhere at once.  I can picture the feeling, breathe it in, I can own it like it’s already mine. And in that moment, it is.

So, cuddle up to all the things you want. Start a vision board, write lists, set goals. Take the steps and make it happen. But while you’re at it: figure out the feeling. That’s what you really want. And the secret? Your brain doesn’t know the difference between something you imagine and something that’s real.

Don’t wait! You may not have the dream stuff yet, but you can have the feeling now.