Thinking creatively about yourself can be fun and easy if you simply turn off the negative voice in your head. Let’s try an example of using creative thinking. You love basketball and you’re 45 years old and 5 feet tall, so making the NBA as a pro-basketball player is an unrealistic dream job. You can still make a wonderful living in basketball as a community coach or running a company that holds basketball camps. Dream up other possibilities that build on your love and knowledge of basketball.
Considering the above example, go through your answers about your dream job a second time. Ask yourself what you really love to do and take time to think of the many different ways you might be able to use that passion. Now, look at each answer for the third time and ask, “Is this what I really want or is it closer to what I think I can get?” If it’s not what you really want, cross it out, write what you really want and do the process over again.
The next step is to imagine your perfect day in your dream job. Imagine that day now as you close your eyes and picture yourself at work. You are actually doing it, having fun, and doing it well! Imagine your surroundings. Imagine who is there with you on that perfect day. Imagine what it will feel like to be that person having that perfect day and accomplishing what you dreamed of doing. If you actually were that person, in that job, how would it be better for you, your family, and friends (happier, more money, more pride)?