This week, we are at our Global Dream Weekend event in Chicago. Please enjoy some legacy Sips of GIN.
(Originally posted onMarch 19, 2017)
Do you read the instructions? When you get something new that you have to assemble or figure out how to use (like furniture, a new gadget, toys for your kids, etc.), do you just open the box and play… figuring out how to do it as you go? Or do you stop, set out and inventory all of the parts and read the instructions? Obviously, it’s different for each task – some people look at a new phone and instantly know how to work it… the instructions are mostly in their head and it’s fun to get to know the device. Other items, such as the Mid-Century Bookcase with 3-Drawer Side Table(in Acorn) from West Elm, have meticulous assembly instructions and, if you don’t follow the directions, you may have a shelf that will soon collapse.
When we assemble our dreams, the instructions can sometimes be vague, as each dream is custom-made, personal and individual. Often, we make our own instructions as we go, adding and supporting where we need it most. It’s also a good idea to follow a template that has shown results in the past. We take lessons from people who have been there and have had success (and we eliminate the ideas from people who have lead a different path than what we want). Define your dream, follow your bliss and do the next right thing. The next steps will present themselves to you, it’s up to you if you want to take them.