About five years ago, I had a mentor who taught me this clever exercise to help myself focus on my vision for success. With what I know now, I can tell you it was really a meditation. To push the envelope even further, I added the task to list them in order of importance…. Before going to bed, I sat comfortably and meditated. In my vision, I was walking through a house I had never been in before. I approached a large wall mirror, and there I was, a little older than what I am now… my future self took me on a tour of the house, then to a court yard for tea. We chatted about a whole ton of things. Seemed like a lazy afternoon. This could have gone on until eternity but she stop at one point to whisper, “5 elements of success”…
And continued to explain as I sat in front of her clinging on to every word. In the end, she got up. Smiled, hugged me and said “everything you do serves a purpose. Have no doubts”… Then went back inside her house by herself.
I snapped out of my meditation to write down my list… Instead of a piece of paper, which I couldn’t find, I quickly grabbed my phone, wrote everything in an email and sent it to myself. Mission accomplished. I felt complete. Went to sleep happy.
The very next day, I looked for my email… I could NOT find that email to save my life, sort to speak. I was baffled and started to feel a bit desperate. I practically beat myself up over a lost email. So I concentrated to recall the dream, I remembered number one… :
COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING.
Simple but meaningful instantly! The meaning of it evolved over the last 5 years and it still continues to be my number #1 element for success in everything I do.
Communication is everything.