Have you been thinking about something you want to experience at once in your life?
How many times have you dreamt about doing something bold and exciting, but later it slipped from your mind during the mundane tasks of daily life? Maybe you’ve thought about using a tool that helps you to ‘manage’ your goal, and maybe you’ve tried writing it down in your calendar or your diary.
Most of us have two or three things in mind that they would like to do at least once. You might have been thinking about getting a tattoo, while others hope to go see an artist they like and who is going to be in town. Some others might feel the need to see an art exhibition, or they want to improve their physical health, lose weight or even get ready for a half-marathon.
People want to improve their habits, donate blood, make new friends or even achieve simple things like going to the zoo or making cupcakes. And let’s not forget about traveling: maybe a short trip on the weekend, a tropical holiday or even a long-distance journey.
Do you know what you wish to do?
What do we do with those little dreams that are not defined enough to fit into a project management tool? They might not have a specific date for you to fit into a calendar – but we don’t want them to get lost.
You could write them down in your diary, tell your friends and family about your plans and yes, even mention them on your Facebook wall! In any case, they should not get out of sight.
What can we do with dreams that we are serious enough about in order to make sure we accomplish them? Professional goal setters already know the secret: telling someone you’re going to do something greatly improves success rate because you engage with the power of social expectations. Your friends or family expect you to do it!
When we tell our kids we will plan a birthday party, we will do it. When we tell a friend we’re going to visit her next week, we’ll do it. However, when we tell ourselves (and no one else) that we want to learn how to meditate, to learn how to sew our clothes ourselves, or to write a recipe book, we’re less likely to do it. It is just too easy to abandon the idea and forget about it – you are held accountable to no one.
Simply telling your family that you are going to do something is often not enough. You need to commit to specific actions and write a list of milestones.
To make this process fun and easy, we’ve created Ambytion for you. On Ambytion, you can write down your dreams, from the smallest desire to your wildest plans.
You can keep it private or share with your friends, family and Facebook pals. Ambytion allows you to add milestones and even create mini blog, adding photos and stories. Use Ambytion as a diary for yourself, or share it publicly – it is completely up to you.
Why not give it a try? Think of one or two things you have been pondering, and consider choosing a friend or family member who you’d like to know about your plans. Sign up to Ambytion and start following your every dream.