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Start:Jul 02, 2020

Duration:15 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to capture your dreams and turn them into workable plans (Vision4Future).

Description: 'Vision4Future' is part of The Next Step series designed to connect you to your dreams, guiding you to a simple, workable strategy that will ... Read More

Summary:

Step 1

There's a vision deep inside of you. You've had it all along.

Maybe life happened, and your dreams got a little distorted.

Maybe you felt pressured to compromise.

Maybe you don't remember having a vision for your adult life.

Do you need to reconnect to the very best thing about you - your unique vision about what you want more than anything else?

Or is your vision intact, but you'd like some guidance to put your plans into motion?

Either way, you've come to the right place.

Go to the 'video' icon above to see two clips from the film, 'Alice in Wonderland.'

Tells us what you thought about the message when you've finished.

Step 2

The 'Alice' clips show how many of us lose the essence of who we are when we abandon our dreams.

But doing so, like Alice realized, can make us feel like something is very off.

We're not comfortable where we've ended up. We've lost something vital inside of us.

Let's get oriented.

Think back to when you were a child. Take a moment to recapture those first dreams.

What were they and why were they so precious to you?

Step 3

Your early dreams are still important.

Like Alice, sometimes we believe we have to remain in a reality that isn't the one we hoped for.

Can you relate?

Step 4

If you can't relate, then maybe it's because you went the other way.

Maybe you believe you have to earn the approval of others way more than you need to in order to be accepted.

We get it. But is that really all there is?

Step 5

As a child, Alice was inquisitive, courageous, fun-loving and full of life! She dreamed about adventure in faraway places.

As she grew older, things changed. She suffered losses and change. She realized something very important was gone. But she couldn't quite put her finger on what.

It was her 'muchness', as the Hatter pointed out. Her 'muchness' was the essence of who she was, which for her was venturing out into the great unknown.

Do you know your 'muchness'? It's the best part about you and what inspires you most. If so, describe it.

If you're not quite sure, continue to the next step to discover more.

Step 6

It takes courage and bold moves to pursue our dreams.

Alice laughed when she was asked to make a very bold move, "There's no use trying," she said. “One can't believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven't had much practice,” her father told her. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast...”

For now, it's not about the doing of these things, it's about becoming excited by the possibilities out there and landing on the one that will give you the greatest sense of fulfillment.

On a scale of 1-10, do you agree more with Alice so why bother (give yourself a '1') or do you believe her father? Give yourself a '10' if you're already dreaming about impossible achievements and going for them.

Step 7

Describe who you would become if you completely ignored what others believe about you or what you think they believe about you.

Step 8

These steps exist to help you reconnect to your dreams and then start putting the pieces in place that will lead you in the right direction.

If you know your dream but need some direction to make it happen, then these steps will help you accomplish that goal.

Your mission starting now will be to grab hold of your 'muchness'.

You have to fight to hang onto to your 'muchness' with everything you've got!

It's your greatest gift. It's what sets you apart. This is the essence of who you are and what will bring you the most joy in life and in your relationships.

How willing are you to give 'Vision' everything you've got for the next 21 days with no breaks for weekends or holidays?

Step 9

You can do these steps on your own. However, feel welcome to do them along with JP's Next Step community of teens and young adults in your area who are doing them, too. The local, protected social media group is called 'Campfire'.

You can also join the JP team that supports teens and young adults nationwide who are facing similar situations as you are. Those larger, protected groups are called 'Campsites', and a 'Campground' is a place for youth from many nations to come together and work together toward shared goals.

Post comments to our social media platform and view responses in the message icon above.

If interested, post your email address in the last open space on this page. Let us know what city, state and nation you live in and if you want to be placed in the same group as someone you know.

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Interested?

Step 10

If you have a chance, check out the 2010 film, "Alice in Wonderland."

See you tomorrow!

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