Now that you understand the Feel — Think — Do process and the value of goal alignment you are ready to determine your driving emotions — how you want to feel and what that feeling means to you. Take a moment to review the life to-do list that I asked you to create from Chapter 9. Now look at each dream or goal you listed and ask yourself this one question: How will I feel when I achieve this goal?

Use this emotion cloud as a guide.


Revisit 25 or 50 of your lifetime dreams and see what three emotions keep coming up time and time again. After reviewing a few of your dreams you will notice a trend.

When you feel you have the three positive driving emotions that you most connect with and relate to, and that just feel right to you, then move on to part two of this exercise, which is to determine what each driving emotion means to you.

It’s not about finding the right definition out of a dictionary; it’s about creating your own definition that suits you, that means something to you. Your definition could be a few words, a number of sentences or a list of bullet points. There is no right or wrong answer; however, the more detail you can put around your driving emotions the more connected you will become to it.

For example, these are my three driving emotions and what they mean to ...

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