Daydream like a Fucking Badass

Daydream like a Fucking Badass

Forget what your teachers, parents, coaches and government told you:

Daydreaming is awesome. Don’t pay attention – the world will still be here when you get back.

Are there times to focus? Absolutely. And if you don’t focus when you need to, life and happiness will evaporate.

But if you never daydream? Or – worse – if you daydream like a rookie?

Forget about it.

If you’re going to follow your imagination, don’t be an amateur.

Letting your mind wander is something I take seriously. I’ve trained for it, practiced it and honed my abilities. It’s one of the smartest investments I’ve made.

I use this skill all the time. In fact, I used it this morning. I read something that kept rattling around in my mind. So I lay down, put myself in a trance (that part is optional), and let my mind run with it.

How long was I like that? No idea. Could have been two minutes or 30. In that time, a few things happened.

First, the idea that was rattling around attached itself to another idea of mine. Then another.

Then I had a vision of a way to help millions of people (and make good money doing it).

To finish it off, I saw a clear plan on how to do this.

The best part was how relaxing this all was. It was like I was sleeping, even though my mind worked overtime. Not to brag too much, but this plan is genius.

Is that what your daydreams are like?

Or do you think about TV shows, videogames and petty revenge fantasies?

What a wasted opportunity.

Daydreaming properly takes practice, discipline and courage. Forget everything you thought you knew about zoning out, because most people get it wrong.

Here’s how you get it right:

The first step is to set your emotions. Take a deep breath and let whatever you’re thinking go.

Most people have screwed up by this stage – yours truly included – which is how you get into a negative spiral. This is important, so get it right.

You can even invite a warm glow of happiness. That’ll really make sure you’re doing it right.

Once your emotions are right, set your intention. Decide what you want to accomplish.

Then let everything go.

Let your mind do what it wants to do.

At first, you might want to check your attention every now and then. This is a fine balancing act, as you don’t want to interfere. In time, you will learn to trust your unconscious mind. It will stay on track, no matter what.

Then what happens?

Well, you already know that part. You snap out of it. And that’s an interesting time, where you’re fresh from thinking new thoughts and in new ways. How you go from there is up to you.

Like anything else, this takes practice. And what better way to practice than with friends?

You don’t need to read the research to know that’s a great way to learn.

What you do need, though, is to take action. So why not take action with friends by joining our community:

/daily-email/


Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: