Dream Big: What’s Your Everest?

Take a minute and close your eyes. Think about one thing you have always wanted to do. What would you achieve if you had no fear, monetary constraints or obstacles in your way? Envision accomplishing your biggest dream or most outlandish goal. What is that big dream for you?

With your dream in mind, there are hundreds of people who set out last week to turn their dream into reality. Some have been thinking about this dream for years and others for decades. Their dream…to standing on top of the world!

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This first week of April marks the beginning of Everest season. A time of excitement and anticipation. For some, years and months of training and fundraising have ended. And now the hard work begins. Those climbers have arrived in Kathmandu to attempt to complete the dream of a lifetime. So as a tribute to the dream of reaching the summit of Everest (which is something I hope to do one day) here is a 3 step process to get your dreams in order and start accomplishing them. 

EVEREST FACTS

If you don’t know about Mount Everest or have only heard about the mountain here is a little more information and some facts: Everest also known as Chomolungma is located in the Himalayas on the border of Tibet and China. It is the tallest mountain in the world standing at 29,029 feet above sea level. Everest is a part of the Seven Summits; the highest points on each continent. To date there have been approximately 6,870 summits of Mt. Everest.

If you are interested and want to keep up to date about this season on Mount Everest the best information comes from a friend I have had the privileged of climbing with – Alan Arnette. Check out his website at www.alanarnette.com

With this time of year I am thinking about and reminded of my big dreams and outlandish goals. But it is important for everyone to have big dreams and goals. Here is how to get the most out of what you hope to accomplish one day:

1. Dream Big

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. [Tweet This]

Walt Disney

Spend some time reflecting on what you would like to accomplish during your lifetime. Our time on this earth is limited so why not be intentional about what you want to accomplish.  Think about the questions at the beginning of this post. Here are some additional questions to get you started:

  • Where would you like to travel to?
  • What experiences would you like to have?
  • What skills would you like to acquire?
  • What adventures would you like to go on?
  • Are there new hobbies you would like to take up? 

Create and keep an ongoing list of everything might want to do. Don’t judge your list, just write down everything that comes to your mind.

 

2. Plan the journey

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. [Tweet This]

Colin Powell

Once you have your dreams on your list think about which are reasonable to accomplish this year. Break that big dream into smaller more managable goals. Then add those smaller goals to your 3 Must Do’s. Plan each step for the big dream and how and when you complete them.

Sometimes planning the journey can be just as must fun as completing the big dream. There is something about planning, knowing, and anticipating completing a big dream.

 

3. Enjoy the experience

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. [Tweet This]

Eleanor Roosevelt

As you journey to the completion of your big dream practice mindfulness – be present and  be fully in the moment. Take pictures to capture your completion of your big dream. Consider writing in a journal or writing an article summarizing your experience and accomplishment. This is a great way to capture your memories.

 Remember DREAM big, PLAN the journey, and ENJOY the experience!

 

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