I’m fortunate to have completed some big dreams in my life like finishing an Ironman Triathlon. I learned a great deal about the power of having a dream that moved me. I’ve learned that many people need help in clarifying their dream.
When I did my first Ironman triathlon on April 15, 2007 I knew then that I had found something that was important to me. Then I set my sights on one day racing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. After I had finish several Ironman triathlons I realized that I would have to drastically improve my times to qualify to race in Kona.
But I kept my dream alive.
Then Ironman created a program for passionate triathletes like me, who would probably never qualify by racing fast, be granted a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to race in Kona. To qualify I had to finish 12 Ironman triathlons. My dream was now again a reality. I finished my 12th race, Ironman Boulder Colorado in August 2014, that now qualified me for my invitation to race in Kona.
In October 0f 2015 I raced and finished the World Championship!
I’ve learned that if you can own your dream, feeling it, seeing, hearing it, sharing it, sensing it, you can achieve it. Most people frankly do not have a dream and are compelled to follow someone else’s dream.
Below is a dream test to help you define your dream and put it to the test. The test is from John C. Maxwell’s Book, Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It.
As stated in the Clarity question I can explain the gist of my dream in one sentence;
To spread joy all over the planet and create health, abundance and peace for every human being
My dream fits with everything I do in life. To end the suffering of my family by loving them and teaching my sons to become their best version of themselves. It has allowed me to reach and help many people and I’ve found a way to exchange value in a unique way to earn my own financial best self. It has led me to discovery that suffering can be ended by helping others outside of physically or financially such as friendship and mentoring them.
THE DREAM TEST
To assist you in putting your dream to the test, I’ve developed this Dream Test. Respond to each of the three statements under the dream questions by answering true or false. Once you’ve completed the test, enlist three people who know you well to help you evaluate yourself. If you have not already told them your dream, do so now. Then ask them to