Today is the final part of our three part series on Dreaming Big Together for 2014. If you are just joining us today, be sure to take a look at Part One and Two first by clicking the links below.
You’ve made it! You’ve taken a look back at 2013 and said your dreams for 2014 out load! Now it’s time to work on making those dreams a reality. A dream is just a dream and a goal will never be accomplished unless you take the steps to make it happen.
Join us for Dream Together Part 3: Making it Happen and Supporting Each Others Dreams
Before we get started be sure to download the step by step worksheet for part three here. Today’s post will be a little bit shorter. (Liz and I agreed that I write to much and just need to get to the point quicker!) :) So be sure to download the guide for a full list of instructions. Click here or the photo to the right to download the guide.
What shapes your behavior guides your decisions and leads you to happiness? Your core values are at the heart of what you do each and every day individually and together as a couple or family. Think about the biggest moments and decisions in your life. What are some of the words that you would use to describe how you made those decisions? Think of the times you were happiest together. What are some of the words you would use to describe what those moments felt like? What drives you in your day to day life? What gets you out of bed in the morning? Take a few moments to think about these questions. Now choose 5 words that you would consider your biggest core values in life and describe each value in a single sentence. Follow along in our guide and then create your very own mission statement for life together.
In Part 2, you created your list of dreams and goals, now it’s time to narrow down that list and begin to take action. Using your values and mission statement as your guide, answer the following questions individually and then together as a couple:
- What are your three biggest personal goals for 2014?
- What are you three biggest relationship goals for 2014?
- What does your vision of success in 2014 look like?
- What does your vision of happiness in 2014 look like?
It’s time to make those dreams come true. Don’t wait, take action now to make 2014 the best year yet. Choose your top overall goal for 2014, then write three simple actionable steps you can take today to make progress on your goal. Starting is like an avalanche of momentum. Start small and watch as things pick up speed.
If starting is like an avalanche of momentum, the support of your spouse is like the person with the dynamite. They can be the explosion of energy needed to get things rolling. And if you get buried too deep in the snow, they will be there to pull you back out and get you on your way further down the hill.
What are the things you need from your spouse in order to make your dreams a reality?
If he/she could do one thing to support and motivate you towards your goals and dreams, what would it be?
Working towards your dreams and goals is only one part of the equation to a more amazing life. While you are working towards those dreams and goals, you must also be supporting and uplifting your spouse even more. His/her success and happiness will lead to greater joy together.
What are three things you can do this year to support and encourage your spouse/significant other to make his/her dreams and goals a reality?
Finally, It’s time to consider the very same things together as a couple. Of all your goals together, what is the single most important dream and goal you have for 2014?
What three steps can you take right now to get started?
Finally, how can you jointly support and encourage each other to make sure that dream becomes a reality?
If you are still reading this post, CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve done it! You’ve completed our first ever Dream Together series for a more amazing life together!!!. Take a few moments to look back over all three parts. Download the guides (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) if you haven’t done so already and make sure you didn’t miss anything. Let you answers guide you through 2014. Now it’s time to make 2014 the most amazing year of your life together!
Thanks for joining us! On Friday we will be taking a look back ourselves and sharing some of our own dreams and goals for 2014.
We know making big dreams happen can be tough. In addition to your significant others, we would love to uplift and support you as much as possible. Leave us a comment and let us know what your dreams are together for 2014.