Are your dreams & desires your own? How to tell.

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what I wantWe all have things we are working toward in our lives. We want to get into the right schools, be successful in our careers, find love, be happy.

Yet how do you know if you are chasing down your dream, or if you are trying to fulfill someone else’s vision for your future?

When a dream we’ve adopted rather than grew organically does not align with our needs, our personalities, our abilities, worldview or personal experience, we know it. Maybe not consciously. But deep down, it starts to wear on us like a psychic chaffing.

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Discover your hidden passions in life with this simple exercise

I am in the throes of creating a new vision board for myself.

While the first one I ever built two years ago still holds merit, I have grown as a person. I have new and/or revised goals and directions, and I want my new vision board to reflect that. I am a very visual person, so I am eager to get started in finding images that illustrate my morphing worldview.

But all I had were vague concepts in my mind. And I wasn’t sure how I wanted to encapsulate those concepts in a few simple images. More importantly, I realized that I didn’t want just images, but images that would create strong emotions and feelings. Images that would invoke those passions in me and excite me into action each day, to work toward making them a reality.

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