Jason and I have been having a lot of “future” conversations lately. I think this usually happens halfway through the year when we start itching to put our adventure pants on and ask ourselves: Where do we want to travel? What do we want our lives to look like in a year? What about our businesses?
I try to spend a majority of my time focused on the present, but taking a moment to steer the ship to the future (and adjust the sails, if necessary) can be valuable too.
I find that our best conversations about plans tend to begin with this simple phrase: “WHAT IF WE COULD…” What if we could spend three months at a time living in a different European city?
What if we could start a business together that incorporates our strengths?
What if we could do this or build that or travel there? What if?
The truth is, as humans we vastly underestimate the power of our imaginations. Our imaginations lead us to destinations we didn’t even know were possible. At times we can become so blinded by our reality, that we forget to look beyond what’s right in front of us and reach for possibilities we had never entertained before.
So whatever your dream for your life is right now, I challenge you to stretch your imagination and see what’s just beyond. Finish the sentence “What if you could…” because by asking the question, you’re one step closer to discovering the answer.