When you feel like flying… do this.
Are you ready for the velocity? Are you ready for the joy? Yes? Here you go!
Today invest your precious 20+ minutes to do a free writing exercise on a topic:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW YOU CAN’T FAIL?
Forget excuses, limitations and obstacles. Forget about the lack of time and money. If you had everything you needed and my guarantee that you will succeed, what would you do? Would you really stay where you are? Would you ask for a raise or promotion? Would you even ask anyone for anything? Would you play your own game? Would you start your own crazy thing, your own revolution, your own tribe? Would you then try to find your creative genius? When you stop caring what will others think and what is the “logical next step”, what would you do? Remember, failure won’t happen.
At first glance, this exercise will seem easy. With enough resources you might end up in Maldives, drinking mojitos until the end of time. That’s why you have to write for 20 minutes. What will happen when you get tired of mojitos, partying and stretching on the beach? You will probably start your search. You will start wondering. You will help someone. Or you will create art. You might say “I love you”. Remember, failure is not an option.
There are a few takeaways you can get from this exercise.
The first layer: GOALS and DREAMS
By doing this exercise you will remind yourself of your goals and dreams. If you don’t define them and remind yourself of them, they will stay out of your reach.
The second layer: OBSTACLES
When you write what would you do without obstacles, you will realize that the greatest obstacle is… in your head. This exercise might force you to get out of your own way.
The third layer :ACTION
How far away are your dreams? How impossible are they? Maybe there is something small you can do today to get on the right track. I bet there is. If you want to save world from hunger, make a sandwich for homeless in your street. If you want to publish a novel, write for 20 minutes today.
The fourth layer: LOTTERY :)
This exercise will prepare you to win the lottery. Research has shown that lottery winners end up in the same place where they were before winning in just couple of years. Don’t let this happen to you. Plan ahead. What does your soul wants? Think about it before you register your BMW.
The fifth layer: JOY
This is not just the writing exercise. This is a flying lesson, too. ((Tweet this!)) 20 minutes long. Writing about your powerful actions in the world without obstacles, feels just like flying. So use your wings. Feel the wind in your hair. Breathe. I bet you will end this exercise with a smile on your face. Which is a good reason to give it a try.
Don’t wait any longer. Start your flying adventure right now. Jim Kwik uses an interesting acronym related to an efficient learning: HHH. It means Head-Heart-Hands. If you read this post (Head) and it resonated with you (Heart), you need to implement it (Hands) so that the lesson can stick. So go for it! The best time is NOW!
Once you’re done, answer this question in the comments below: What is the craziest thing you would do if you knew that you can’t fail? I am looking forward to hear from you.
If you liked this flight lesson, share it with your friends who might also want to try.
P. S. Cookie of Wisdom: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” James Mathew Barrie, “Peter Pan” ((Tweet this!))
Originally published at www.missstrangelove.com on July 23, 2015.