by Chrysta Bairre | Featured Contributor
“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year, and underestimate what they can do in three years.”
These are the words of my business coach and mentor, Rachael Jayne Groover. Rachael Jayne challenged me to create a big and bold 3-year dream. She encouraged me to set aside limiting thoughts and to imagine my dream life 3 years from today.
I accepted this challenge and wrote my 3 Year Self Script, believing anything is possible. I imagined myself in a green room, preparing to meet Oprah.
Here’s a peek at my 3 Year Self Script:
I’m sitting here filled with nervous excitement as I wait to meet Oprah and tell my story to my biggest audience yet. The green room is filled with elaborate floral arrangements, plush and colorful sitting chairs, gilted décor, and gourmet appetizers. I have never felt so decadent!
I am filled with joy and gratitude. When I decided to change my life at eight-years-old, I couldn’t imagine I would end up here. I have achieved what my eight-year-old-self wanted most in life- to be happy, to be loved, to be seen, and to be heard. At that young age I didn’t know how I could use what I learned to help so many others who have suffered in silence, living with abuse, self-doubt, loneliness, depression, and fear.
My journey does not end here, though I take a moment to stop and reflect on how far I’ve come in the last three years. Has it really just been three years?
Writing about meeting Oprah in three years feels far-fetched, to be sure, but it has also inspired me to bigger and bolder action in my business.
Since writing my 3-year dream of meeting Oprah, I am challenging myself in new ways. I’ve upped my game. I submitted to be a speaker at several big name (I mean BIG) events. I’ve pondered the title of my undoubtedly best-selling book.
Every day I ask myself, “what action will bring me closer to meeting Oprah?”
I don’t really think I’ll be meeting Oprah in 2019, but I believe someday I might. It could happen. If not Oprah, maybe Ellen!
My big bold 3-year dream has bolstered my courage and motivation. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!
Are you ready to up your game? Are you ready to be bigger and bolder in your business and your life?
Try Rachael Jayne’s 3 Year Self Script or create a 3-year dream vision board. Imagine where you’d like to be in 3 years and let it challenge and stretch you. Comment below with your big bold 3-year dream!
Chrysta is the founder of Live Love Work, an online resource that bridges the gap between personal and professional development to inspire women to love their work and their lives while being all-around awesome!
A work-life balance and happiness expert, Chrysta may be seen skipping down the sidewalk or riding her Buddy 125 scooter down the road with a huge smile on her face.
With 20+ years in business management, accounting, finance, and human resources, Chrysta uses her experience as a career and business coach to help women stand up, stand out, and get recognized.
Chrysta currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dance Express, a dance troupe for persons with and without disabilities. She is also a foster volunteer for Larimer Humane Society.
She shares her home in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and a flurry of furry children.
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