Dream Big: The Iceberg Effect

There are three kinds of people reading this blog: people with no dreams, people with little dreams, and people with BIG dreams.  You can dream big, too.  Here’s #3 of my 8 success strategies.

Discover what you want.
Release your struggles and strengths.
Energize your mind.

Your mind is like an iceberg. A few days ago I wrote that oceanographers say 88% of an iceberg is below the surface while only 12% is visible. It is also believed that life success is 88% about changing our subconscious programming and only 12% about achieving conscious goals.

How do you energize the mind to accomplish your big dreams? Here are some quick strategies I’m using in my coaching.

Create a personalized success script. This is a written narrative of what you want and dream for in each area of your life. It is written with hypnotic words that penetrate your subconscious mind. I also help you discover and use your top five strengths from the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment. This is your daily mantra that you say or listen to early in the morning, throughout the day, and before bed time to energize your mind.

Create a vision board. A vision board is a visual picture of your dreams. One coaching client is an artist and painted a collage with all of her dreams. Another has a notebook with magazine pictures she cut out and glued under each life category. There are vision board programs that you can create on your computer. Look at your pictures/vision board daily to energize your mind and achieve your dreams.

Create a Success Score Card. As an avid golfer, I’ve learned the importance of keeping score. Not just the final score, but every detail of my progress on every hole and every shot. Does this sound crazy? It’s not. The best golfers in the world record every shot of every hole of every course they play. These professionals know how many drives landed in the fairway, how many greens they hit in regulation, and how many putts per hole and per round. I do something similar in tennis when coaching my son. I track the number of first serves he gets in, backhand winners, errors, net points won or lost, and other key indicators that ultimately lead to winning tennis.

Let me ask you this…

Do you write down your life goals and track your achievements? This will energize your mind to accomplish your BIG dreams.

Coaching points:

  1. What keeps me from creating a success script, vision board, and success score card?
  2. What else could I do to energize my mind?
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