We test drive cars before we make a decision and “COMMIT”
Sometimes we test drive things that we just aren’t sure about before taking off “the tag”. Like clothes or pictures in our office. (Literally this picture hung on the wall in my office for 3 days before I “committed” by taking off the price tag! And that happened just today!)
Sometimes it just makes it easier to GO FOR something if we know we have a recourse – like taking it back!
That’s why I always say Ideal LifeVision is the PERFECT tool to test drive things! Here’s what I mean…
Several years ago I had this crazy idea that I wanted to get a graduate degree (I say CRAZY because I put my husband through 6 years of college – maybe you know THAT story!) but when I wrote it down as a goal, I just wasn’t sure – so I put it in my Ideal LifeVision to “test drive” the idea.
I didn’t create it in detail like I normally would – but I did create a small paragraph emphasizing classes, homework, and graduating. Goal, emotions, action plan.
And I listened to it everyday as part of my Ideal LifeVision routine.
And something happened…………I HATED IT!
Here’s another example of something that went the other direction.
Many years ago I decided I want to do a triathlon – but again, I wasn’t sure. In fact, I wasn’t even 100% on what the 3 sports were! So I simply put this in my LifeVision: “by the time I’m forty, I do my first Olympic Triathlon.
And I listened to it every day and after a while something happened 🙂 I started getting excited about it. I signed up for a triathlon class at the local university. I borrowed a bike and rode it every day. I started swimming and I even started running (my least favorite).
And 6 months later, I crossed the finish line!
Here’s what I know about “Test Driving” things in your LifeVision. It’s a great way to know if it’s a true desire. Because everything always looks good on paper, but once you record it and listen to it every day – you’ll have a physical reaction to it. Either it will create immense excitement or it will THUD! Listening to your Ideal LifeVision is the true way to Test Drive your goals and dreams!