Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man that suddenly got everything he ever wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
Do this… project your mind ahead a few years. You’re sitting out on the deck of some luxurious vacation home, sipping your preferred beverage, and taking in the view…
It’s at that moment that you suddenly realize you now have everything that you ever wanted. All your goals have been reached. You have new ones of course, but your dreams from the early days have all come true.
So now what?
I love doing this exercise with folks. Much like “when will you be wealthy,” this exercise helps stretch the mind. Like mindset yoga, it helps move your mind into various healthy, but sometimes difficult positions.
How about kicking off the weekend with a little mind-stretching? By taking time to imagine what life will be like when your dreams are fulfilled, you begin to make it a reality. Not anything supernatural or magical, but just getting your mind to accept the fact that you can hit your goals. Then stretch a little further. What comes after you reach those goals?
Envisioning what comes next is a great way to stretch your imagination. Feel what it’s like to have everything you wanted, then imagine what comes next. If you’re taking the steps to get there, you’ll be there before you know it.
Won’t it be nice to be prepared for the next phase?