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Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching Marie TV, the place to be to create a business and life you love. And this whole thingamajig is Q&A Tuesday. You and I, As and Qs, let’s do this. Today’s question comes from Dee, and she writes, “Hi Marie, I’m a follower from India. Since I was a young girl, I wanted to start my own business, travel the world and make a name for myself and more. Today at 31, I’ve achieved most of that. So my question is, what do you do after your dreams come true? How do I get the same drive and passion I had when I was 24, before I achieved all my goals and realized my dreams?”
Dee, this is a fantastic question and something so many of us can relate to. We set some goals, we achieve them, and then we look around and say, “Is this all there is?” You may know this already, but it certainly bears repeating. We human beings need more than just achieving our goals to be happy. We need to constantly challenge ourselves. We need to learn and grow, and we need to contribute to others. But here’s the most important thing that we need. We need a compelling vision for our future.
As Rosabeth Moss Kanter said, and yes, it’s a tweetable, “A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” I’d love to ask you, Dee, what’s your longterm vision? What kind of things do you want to experience in your life over the next five, 10, 20, or 30 years? What kind of things do you want to do in this world? How do you want to make an impact? Is it through your family? Is it through some creative endeavor? Is there some problem that you want to see solved? Or, try this one on for size. Imagine yourself far, far, far into the future on your deathbed, because yes, someday we’re all going to be there. Describe the kind of life you want to look back on. What do you want to do with your life? How will you have spent the decades that you’ve been here on this earth?
These questions can help stimulate your imagination and reignite your dreams. Because I believe that each of us has a deep, inner hunger for something more and that every single one of us is here for a reason. Now, Dee, I don’t know if you believe in God, some higher creative force, or the universe, but if you’re open to it, I would also suggest asking for guidance and be open to receiving it. I’m a born and raised Catholic girl, and in my twenties, I remember journaling to God, particularly when I felt stuck. And I would say, “You gave me gifts. I’m here to use them. God, show me the way.”
And speaking of the early twenties, Dee, don’t discount hormones as a possible factor for all that passion you had at 24. The same thing that makes you want to go out dancing all night and do other things all night brings a lot of passion to everything else you’re into. Now, I’m not saying you can’t recapture that feeling, but you got to admit, we all have a little bit of an extra helping hand when we’re young, it’s kind of like Hamburger Helper, except it’s made of hormones.
Hey guys, I’m going to save the world. Let’s do it. I love this song. I like that shirt. I’ll have what she’s having. Wee.
That’s my A to your Q, Dee. Let us know how it goes. Now I would love to hear from you. Have you ever reached all of your goals and had a, “is this all there is” moment? What did you do to get re-inspired? And even if you haven’t, I believe all of us need a bigger vision for our future, and I would love to hear yours.
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Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams. The world needs that special gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time on Marie TV.
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