Maria Sariego always has interesting things sprinkled throughout her blog. One of the things I picked out from a post back in January that I’ve been wanting to comment on involves the idea of creating a “treasure map.” Basically, it’s a big sheet of poster board plastered with images representing some of the things you want to focus on and see manifest in your life. See an example of hers here.
Kim and I have a bulletin board in our bedroom filled with photos of some of our big dreams, including a new office space and a home that a) we own, and b) isn’t choked with shipping boxes, file drawers, and bins of greeting cards.
The power of using pictures to spur your subconscious to aid you in making your dreams come true is very powerful, and was the core concept behind Challenge #6 in The Escape Plan. Just last year, Kim and I made a bunch of computer wallpaper designs representing different places we wanted to visit. The designs took turns decorating my computer’s desktop throughout the year, reminding me about the goals we set. San Francisco. Seattle. Boston. Daytona Beach. As of this past February, speaking engagements have led us to every single one of those places.
(To be fair, we didn’t actually go to Daytona Beach. The primary image showed two pairs of feet walking along a shoreline. Instead of Daytona, we went to the other side of Florida and ended up walking hand in hand along the Gulf of Mexico. So that counts in my book.)
What are your dreams?
The next time you encounter a rainy day, or it’s too cold to venture outside, grab a stack of magazines or print out some pictures from the Internet and make yourself a treasure map. You might be amazed by how quickly those dreams become reality.
[tags]dreams, dream big, treasure map, subconscious, travel[/tags]
I love the idea of the screensaver … haven’t done that one yet, but I think I’ll try it. I’ve saved all my treasure maps over the years and it’s so fun to look back from time to time and see how many of those former ‘dreams’ are now reality. Woohoo!
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My inner-child is always escaping but I haven’t tried the treasure map yet, so bring on the rain.