Thursday, March 22, 2007

65 things that I want...

On Monday I wrote about Jack Canfield's Success Principle #3: decide what you want. He had an exercise to write 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have and 30 things you want to do before the end of your life. I've decided to throw all of those together in a master list of things I want. I absolutely loved doing this and reading the list brings me great joy. If you decide to do one too, let me know. I'd love to see what you want.

I want...
  1. To change the world
  2. To live up to my potential
  3. To be creatively fulfilled
  4. To do deeply meaningful work
  5. To have a thriving coaching practice
  6. To lead powerful and dynamic workshops that are in demand and transform people's lives
  7. To create life-affirming self-study programs
  8. To create a series of workshops that invite people to really wake up to themselves and their lives
  9. To do work that supports young people in becoming confident and authentic adults
  10. To create a safe and courageous place for people to dance and be in relationship with their body
  11. To dance
  12. To make magic
  13. To create powerfully moving multi-disciplinary performance pieces of epic human tales
  14. To consistently take workshops and courses to grow and to learn
  15. To read books and the newspaper, to go to the theatre, to galleries, to the movies and out to dinner
  16. To explore new and interesting neighbourhoods
  17. To support fellow artists through attending their shows, buying their work, creating opportunities for sharing and growth and providing encouragement and belief
  18. To have strong, loving bonds with each member of my family, to know each other intimately, loving each other just as we are
  19. To share this great adventure of life with my husband, growing in love and knowledge of each other every day with an astonishing balance of independence and intimacy. To keep our romance alive every day of our lives
  20. To have a community of smart, creative, loving, compassionate human beings with whom I feel at ease, loved, included, inspired and authentic
  21. A home that is beautiful, elegant and serene in a neighbourhood I adore
  22. To live in a quiet tree-filled neighbourhood within walking distance of movie theatres, cool coffee shops, great restaurants, a bookstore, a grocery store, a garden centre, a park and the subway
  23. A large private studio space with wood floors, perhaps as part of my home, where people can come for workshops, coaching and Nia. There will be space for art exploration with plenty of supplies and also room to dance, an awesome sound system and an abundance of inspiring and interesting music
  24. A lush private garden that invites ease and pleases the senses. There will be lots of green and many white flowers. There will be a mock orange tree, abundant peonies in white and in pink, white lilies, hydrangeas, raspberry bushes and all the spring flowers (tulips, hyacinths, crocus and white narcissus) and an outdoor fireplace
  25. A gorgeous white sunlit kitchen that has a place for everything, including an inviting spot to sit, chat and drink tea
  26. An office space that is clean, spacious and uncluttered. It has a desk I adore and that suits my needs so well you'd think it was designed for me. Everything is organized, efficient and beautiful.
  27. A reading nook with a big, comfy white chair and a cozy throw that is just delicious to curl up under. A sparkly lamp and a small table provide light and a space for tea.
  28. An elegant dining room with a big, strong, dark wood table, lots of seating and an exquisite, sparkling chandelier.
  29. A big and oh-so-comfortable well-dressed bed that invites you to climb in and feel luscious.
  30. To always have champagne in the fridge so I am ready to celebrate at any given moment
  31. A place for everything and everything in its place most of the time
  32. A system that supports playing music in every room of the house
  33. A state-of-the-art home entertainment system and comfy, beautiful seating for major movie viewing.
  34. A well-stocked fridge and pantry full of healthy, delicious food.
  35. To have as much "me time" as I need
  36. To throw wonderful dinner parties
  37. To host a yearly dance party in a fabulous location with a fun DJ
  38. To have a party at home catered
  39. To renew my driving skills
  40. To beat around the city on a Vespa
  41. To have regular Thai yoga massages
  42. To be a regular at the spa
  43. To go on yearly spa retreats
  44. To pay off my student loan
  45. To earn a 3-figure yearly income
  46. To have strong financial investments and significant savings
  47. To take a travel vacation with Justin once a year
  48. To visit Suzie
  49. To go to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
  50. To visit the Loire Valley in France
  51. To go to Anse Chastanet
  52. To go horseback riding
  53. To go to an all-inclusive resort to relax and decompress
  54. To go on a Butterfield & Robinson walking tour
  55. To go on a GAP adventure
  56. A gorgeous wardrobe that exquisitely expresses my style and fits both my life and my body
  57. Beautiful jewellery that expresses my style - sparkly, bold, strong lines, clean, precious and semi-precious stones, very today or timeless
  58. My body to be healthy, lean and luscious
  59. To be fit and flexible, aglow with energy and vitality
  60. All of my body systems to be functioning beautifully and all my chronic ailments to have healed
  61. To have regular haircuts, manicures, pedicures and facials
  62. My regular state to be joyful ease
  63. To be vibrant and alive all the days of my life
  64. To continue to deepen my relationship with the Universe
  65. To receive guidance and support along my journey


Leah said...

*love* your list. what a great idea about the champagne!

Suzie Ridler said...

Doing, having and list evolves in such an interesting way. It's so connected and complete, holistic Jamie. I hope you get all the beautiful things you ask for.

Anonymous said...

oh i love this list. you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie,

This is such a vibrant list. It reminds me of what is possible behind the drab, tattered cloth of materialism. I printed it out in 9-point font and taped it into my moleskin. Your appetite for Good is contagious. I know that you will remain open to all of these, and that they will come to you.

Tanaya said...

Jamie, your list is a beautiful representation of who you are and who you are becoming.

I hope that you have this written down and placed somewhere that you can see it often. It will serve as a wonderful reminder of all that you are.

The Dream said...

now THAT's a list!
being good to you and good to the world. of course, i love your #1. peace.