Day 11: Craft Your Ideal Life Narrative
Do what you want to do before you die. That's it. That's all life is about. We're the ones who
complicate what's simple.
Visualizing where you want to be, where you want to go and what you want to accomplish has been and is very powerful. For me where I know that I often go wrong is visualizing way too much, but never actually put it down on paper. You want to be able to see exactly what you visualize with the ability to go back and review it often.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it." Vision creates direction for your life. Proverbs 29:18 (MSG) says, "If people cant see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, thy are most blessed." Having a visual aid of your ideal life gives you direction and perspective.
Your ideal life narrative is basically you telling a story about the life you want for yourself.
It answers questions like:
What are you doing on a daily basis in your ideal life?
Who are you spending your time with?
How are you earning your living?
Where are you living?
How are you spending your leisure time?
The only requirement to this exercise is that you use nothing but present tense
statements. You should say “I am” or “I have” to indicate that you are already living
your ideal life. To complete this exercise, you will incorporate your goals, hopes and
dreams from your life map using these seven specific areas of your life:
Lifestyle & Fun
Career & Work
Money & Finances
Health & Wellness
Family & Friends
Personal Growth & Spirituality
I am living in my own new home in the suburbs or out of state (Dallas, TX). I have enough space to entertain. I have my dog by my side. My home is suitable for all of my needs including a personal office space for reading, writing and working. I travel frequently with family and friends, taking one trip out of the country a year. I also make time to travel solo once a year to a place I have never explored. I maintain social gatherings and outings with friends on a consistent basis. I am always networking and meeting new people. I have ventured out and explored my new home town and engaged in new hobbies and joined groups. I am the CEO of ME! I write, coach, speak, counsel and teach. I am an adjunct professor teaching students life skills and helping them create an education plan towards success. I have multiple streams of income and consult in mediation and image. I own an online boutique that caters to the professional woman that is classy, sexy, unique, free and evolutionary. I am an author. I schedule and commit to all yearly doctors appointments. I exercise at least 3-5xs a week and I eat clean daily. I take supplemental vitamins to keep my energy up and get the nutrition that I need. I speak my affirmations daily, as well as journal and practice manifestation techniques. I always do something for myself to take care of myself. I am actively working to eliminate all credit card, car and student loan payments. I have 6months worth of savings and I have invested my money wisely and have reaped a return. I own property. I have doubled my income. I make sure to check in with my family and friends every week to keep in touch. I make time to visit my immediate family weekly or every other week if in state. If I am living out of state I will come home for major holidays. I incorporate my mother into my daily life through prayer, conversation and journaling. I visit her grave site and I am learning to cope and deal with my loss. I am dating and meeting new people while creating safe boundaries. I will work towards being committed to a long term relationship leading towards marriage. I am open to love and all of its possibilities. I am having fun and experiencing new things in my relationships. My daily routine is strengthening and drawing me closer to a more intimate relationship with God. I pray, meditate, worship an read my bible and devotions daily. I am increasing my quiet time with the Lord, by seeking him daily. I am a mentor and I have a mentor that I communicate with on a regular basis. I am in touch and connected with my prayer and accountability partner. I am active and involved in my church and serve on a ministry. I attend workshops and trainings to promote my personal growth and development. I read books for pleasure and education. I give back to the community using my time, talents and treasures. I live life in and on purpose. I am living my best life yet.