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What is your dream? What would you love to do with your life if you had the time and resources? Travel? Volunteer work? A craft or hobby?

Knowing your dream and living it--this is the whole purpose behind simplifying your life. By knowing your dream, you have a powerful motivator to make changes in your life. By starting to have pieces of your dream, your life takes on a joy that makes the sacrifices of simplicity worth it.

This is where the simplicity work gets exciting--without your dream, my suggestions for simplicity might be just empty directives. But in all the work of this book, you are arranging your life and clearing out its clutter so that your dream can have room to live. The whole point of simplifying your life is to abundantly and joyfully live to do what you want to do. Knowing your dream and what it will take to pursue it is key. This section gives you ideas for stating, supporting, and unleashing your dream.

State your dream

What I mean by dream is your heart's desire--what you truly want to do. Your dream may be to work in a certain profession or live in a particular place. Or your dream might involve simple things: to have more time to work in your garden, spend more time with family or friends, or have time for walks or to read books.

The first step in living your dream is to discover and express it.

Support your dream

Once you have your dream stated and some goals made based on it, you can begin the exciting work to make it real.

Unleash your dream

Once you state your dream, get into a positive feedback loop as soon as possible and be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.

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