The three magical steps
This is based on an ancient Celtic magical formula that I discovered while traveling around the world on a bicycle. I also discovered variations of this formula in many other cultures and religions. I could tell you this a dozen different ways; however, I simplified it below into modern English. It may not seem like magic to you, but think of it this way: one day your dream didn’t exist and another day it does. Where did it come from? Or to put it another way: one day you dream of growing a garden, and soon after you have a tomato in your own hand that didn’t exist until you put your dream into action.
We believe dreams are the most important part of creating any reality, but arguably taking steps of action is even more important. You may not be able instantly to turn water in wine, but with hundreds of steps, you could plant your own grapes and learn the art of winemaking and eventually make a glass of wine. It may seem mundane to you, especially if you are stomping all the grapes with your feet for hours and hours, but to everyone else, the glass of wine will look like magic. This is how to turn dreams into reality.
Falling Uphill: Young Adult Edition about Scott’s bicycle ride around the world is the perfect example of turning dreams into reality — not even Scott believed this dream was possible until it was done.
And our newest work, Dream It!, is all about Step 1) Dream it! By the time you finish this book not only will you have dreamed a dream, but you will have taken the first steps to make it a reality.
Step 1) Dream it!
If you could do anything, what would you do? Take the first step in creating a new reality — dream big? How do you feel about that dream? Are you passionate about it? How can you fuel that fire? Are you afraid of it? Do you doubt it? Ask yourself how your fears and doubts are protecting you, and use them to your advantage!
Step 2) Plan it!
Take that micro-reality of a dream and make it bigger by giving it more energy. Talk about it with your friends. Get valuable feedback as to how to make your dream come true. Declare your commitment to yourself and the world. Watch the passion grow in other people. The more people you inspire the merrier. The merrier for you and the merrier for them. Even if you decide to make a solo journey around the world on a bike, someone has to build the bike, and someone has to build the road.
Step 3) Do it!
Strangely enough, a good idea and a cup of coffee will get you a cup of coffee. We live in a 3-dimensional world that requires honest effort. Even magic takes effort. So, get your community together and get going. They didn’t build Rome in a day, but remember you’re doing this because you said it would be so, and you thought it would be fun and exciting every step of the way.
Warning: You gotta believe it. Do you have some hidden baggage in your subconscious? D you feel like you’re not good enough or you don’t deserve it, thoughts like these could be sabotaging all the good intentions and hard work in the world. Dig it up and throw it out.