I’m a firm believer in determination and the power of the mind – where there’s a will there’s a way.
I also believe that by putting your dreams down on paper, you are committing your dreams to writing. This serves two purposes.
First, it forces you to define what your true dreams are. (It’s one thing having them in your head, it’s quite another to articulate and structure them in a way that makes sense on paper).
Second, it makes your dreams become more real to you.
Over the last 2-3 months, I’ve challenged myself to write down every single aspiration or dream I could think of. And I’m sharing this list with you now.
It feels a little strange to divulge such inner workings of my mind, but as Tony Robbins always says, if you share your dreams with people, those same people will hold you to account for those dreams.
Here are 22 of my dreams, big and small, and in no particular order:
- Turn our family cottage into a dream home on the river (2,000sq. ft., 3 story with loft conversion).
- Build my own media company.
- Invest in property for rental income and/or flipping.
- Own a 3-bedroom house or flat in London (zone 2).
- Own a café, restaurant, or hotel.
- Have a creative workspace or studio.
- Build some peer-to-peer marketplace software with Mark.
- Develop multiple passive income streams.
- Buy a new boat + seadoo for the cottage.
- Write a NYTimes bestselling book. (These are dreams, remember, I can put down whatever I want).
- Generate revenue or income from this blog, someday.
- Have the option to be self-employed within the next 2 years.
- Travel the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.
- Pay off my student debts.
- Visit Necker Island for a holiday (and meet Richard Branson).
- Live and work remotely from wherever I am in the world.
- Visit the South Pacific.
- Learn how to sail.
- Learn how to drive a manual car.
- Charter a yacht.
- Charter a private jet.
- Fly first class.
Now it’s your turn. Grab a pencil and paper, and write down all of your dreams. It doesn’t matter how crazy or weird they are, just get them down on paper. Try to let your imagination run wild, and see what you come up with.