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WHAT IS YOUR DREAM?

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SESSION 1: 10 QUESTIONS TO HELP IDENTIFY YOUR DREAM.

“A genuine Dream is a picture and blueprint of a person’s purpose and potential.”
“Dreams come a size too big ,so that we can grow into them.” Josie Bisset
THE RIGHT AND WRONG PICTURE OF A DREAM.

I.THE RIGHT AND WRONG PICTURE OF A DREAM .

DAY DREAMER: DISTRACTIONS FROM CURRENT WORKS.
PIE IN THE SKY DREAMS : WILD IDEAS WITH NO STRATEGY OR BASIS IN REALITY.
BAD DREAMS: WORRIES THAT BREED FEAR AND PARALYSIS.
IDEALISTIC DREAMS : THE WAY THE WORLD WOULD BE IF YOU WERE IN CHARGE
VICARIOUS DREAMS : DREAMS LIVED THORUGH OTHERS
ROMANTIC DREAMS : BELIEF THAT SOME PERSON WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY.
CAREER DREAMS: BELIEF THAT CAREER SUCCESS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY.
DESTINATION DREAMS: BELIEF THAT A POSITION , TITLE , OR AWARD WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY.
MATERIAL DREAMS: BELIEF THAT WEALTH OR POSSESSIONS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY.

II. 4 COMMON REASONS WHY PEOPLE HAE A HARD TIME IDENTIFYING THEIR DREAM.

II. 4 COMMON REASONS WHY PEOPLE HAE A HARD TIME IDENTIFYING THEIR DREAM.

“Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality” John Maxwell
1. SOME PEOPE HAVE BEEN DISCOURAGED FROM DREAMING BY OTHERS.
2. SOME PEOPLE ARE HINDERED BY PAST DISPAPOINTMENTS AND HURTS
a. DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE GAP BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY.
3. SOME PEOPLE GET IN THE HABIT OF SETTLING FOR AVERAGE.
4. SOME PEOPLE LACK THE CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS.
5. SOME PEOPLE LACK THE IMAGINATION TO DREAM.
a. IMAGINATION IS THE SOIL THAT BRINGS A DREAM TO LIFE.

III. FOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR DREAM?

1. DO YOU HAVE A DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE?
2. ARE YOU AT TIMES FUSTRATED IN PURSUIT OF YOUR DREAM?
3. HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON AN IMPORTANT DREAM?
4. HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED YOUR DREAM?

IV. TEN QUESTION TO FIND OUT YOUR DREAM ?

1. IS MY DREAM REALLY MY DREAM? ___________________________
2. DO I CLEARLY SEE MY DREAM? _____________________________
3. AM I DEPENDING ON FACTORS WITHIN MY CONTROL TO ACHIEVE MY DREAM? _____________________________
4. DOES MY DEAM COMPEL ME TO FOLLOW IT? __________________________
5. DO I HAVE A STRATEGY TO REACH MY DREAM?_______________________
6. HAVE I INCLUDED THE PEOPLE I NEED TO REALIZE MY DREAM?____________
7. AM I WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE FOR MY DREAM?______________________
8. AM I MOVING CLOSER TO MY DREAM? _____________________________
9. DOES WORKING TOWARD MY DREAM BRING SATISFACTION? ______________
10. DOES MY DREAM BENEFIT OTHERS? _____________________________

V. THE DREAM TEST

DIRECTIONS : “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 answer each of the questions as it applies to you. In addition, ask them to give you an overall score from 1 (not a chance) to 10 (absolute certainty) for how likely you are to achieve your dream”
Excerpt From: John C. Maxwell. “Put Your Dream to the Test.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/put-your-dream-to-the-test/id607548872?mt=11

“1. The Ownership Question: Is my dream really my dream?

A. I would be the person in the world most pleased if I accomplished my dream.
B. I have publicly shared my dream with other people, including those I love.”
“C. My dream has been challenged by others, and I still embrace it.”

“2. The Clarity Question: Do I clearly see my dream?

A. I can explain the main gist of my dream in a single sentence.
B. I could answer nearly any question about the what (if not the how) of my dream.
C. I have written a clear description of my dream that includes its main features or objectives.”

“3. The Reality Question: Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?

A. I know what my greatest talents are, and my dream relies heavily on them.
B. My current habits and daily practices strongly contribute to the potential success of my dream.
C. My dream is likely to come true even if I am unlucky, if important people ignore or oppose me, or if I encounter serious obstacles.”

“4. The Passion Question: Does my dream compel me to follow it?

A. I can think of nothing I would rather do more than see my dream fulfilled.
B. I think about my dream every day and often wake up or fall asleep thinking about it.
C. This dream has been consistently important to me for at least a year ”

“5. The Pathway Question: Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?

A. I have a written plan for how I intend to accomplish my dream.
B. I have shared my plan with three people I respect to get their feedback.
C. I have made significant changes to my priorities and work habits to put my plan into action.”

“6. The People Question: Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?

A. I have surrounded myself with people who inspire me and who are honest with me about my strengths and weaknesses.
B. I have recruited people with complementary skills to help me accomplish my dream.
C. I have transferred the vision for my dream to others, and they share ownership for it.”

“7. The Cost Question: Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?

A. I can recount specific costs I have already paid toward achieving my dream.
B. I have already considered what I am willing to trade to achieve my dream.
C. I will not be compromising my values, ruining my health, or damaging my family to pursue my dream”

“8. The Tenacity Question: Am I moving closer to my dream?

A. I can identify obstacles I have already overcome in the pursuit of my dream.
B. I do something every day—even if it’s very small—to move closer to my dream.
C. I am willing to do extraordinarily difficult things to grow and change so that I can accomplish my dream.”

“9. The Fulfillment Question: Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?

A. I am willing to give up my idealism in order to make my dream become reality.
B. I am willing to work for years or even decades to achieve my dream because it is that important to me.
C. I enjoy the pursuit of my dream so much that even if I fail, I will consider my life to have been well spent.”

“10. The Significance Question: Does my dream benefit others?

A. I can name specific people other than myself who will benefit if my dream is realized.
B. I am working to build a team of like-minded people to accomplish my dream.”
“C. What I’m doing to achieve my dream will matter in five, twenty, or one hundred years.”
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