Last summer, Terry and I spent a great week in Maine. We stayed near Bar Harbor just outside Acadia National Park. We hiked a few of the hundreds of trails there, had high tea at the famous Jordan Pond restaurant, and I ate lobster stew as often as I could find it. What reminded me of it?
As I sat on my flight today, United played an OLN production called "Park Raving Mad." In it, two guys are taking a road trip to all the National Parks, and this episode was their first... Acadia.
I remember the first time I learned about Acadia and Bar Harbor from a book on the National Parks that my folks had when I was a kid. I read about all the National Parks, and thought about the ones that I wanted to visit. Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon... and Acadia. I hadn't been to Acadia before, but I had always planned to visit there.
What about you? Ever visit a place you've always wanted to go?
Think about what it took for you to make it there. What you did to go from having it be a place you wanted to go to being a place you had been is the key to step 3:
Know where you are going.
Some people talk about having goals. Some people come up with other language for it. But whatever you call it, to get somewhere, you have to know where you're going. And this is another step that most people mostly ignore. What about you?
To go where you dream, you have to actually know where that is. You need to be really clear in your thinking about it. Are you?
P.S. I'm on my way to a great seminar this weekend. I'll share more about that over the next couple days. In the meantime, check out the updated web site at http://stephenhultquist.com/ for more that's going on.
P.P.S. Look forward to some new ways of getting more of what you want with some upcoming features of the website!