This is the 26th post in my 30 for 30/30 series where I am publishing a new post each day for the next 30 days within a 30-minute window without much of a plan. You can read about why I’m doing this by clicking this link.
What’s your dream?
We all have a dream. Our dreams might include a dream job, stem from a sacred calling, or include a compelling mission we want to fulfill.
I think that one’s dream is a rather simple thing. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but one that we complicate more than we need to. Perhaps, that’s why we have difficulty clearly expressing our dream and living up to it.
I think our dream begins with knowing our “why.”
Simon Sinek has a compelling TED Talk that I’ve embedded below. I think it can be applied to following your dream.
Watch the video first, then continue.
So, now that you’ve watched the video, let me ask you a different question…
What’s your why behind your dream?
Spend some time with that question and really think through your answer. It might take a while, like a day or two of deep thinking, journaling, and revising. Draw out your own Golden Circle and work out what your “why” is in every detail.
If you watched the video, you’ll have noticed that Sinek keeps repeating this:
“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
If people are to discover and follow you as you pursue your dream, you must know the why behind your dream better and more thoroughly than anything else. You must work with it; take it from its nascent lump of clay-like existence and shape it into something fit for public viewing.
It’s not an easy process. It’s one that I’ve been working on myself and tomorrow I’ll share with my progress with you.
Now get busy with yours.
Tip: watch the video a few more times. It’s really helpful in this process.