visualization to help you figure out the validity of your choice. See yourself in your mind's eye actually living your Dream, not the rewards the Dream might bring, but what the day-to-day living of your Dream would be. Then ask yourself: Have I made a choice that works for me, that I consider doable?
If you find that you can't see yourself living your Dream as you've currently described it, then reconfigure your Dream so you can. Just because you can't immediately see how you'd live your Dream doesn't mean you have to give it up! Don't let yourself get away with the "I dunnos." Use the examples of Paul, May, Kathy, and Jim to help you figure out how to make your Dream work for you. You may find that you alter one part of your Dream, or redefine your Dream into a series of choices, or split it into several Dreams that you may or may not seek to fulfill at the same time. What is important at this point is to have a clear statement of your Dream, which you can see yourself living day to day. Don't worry about how you are going to actualize your Dream. We'll discuss that in later chapters.
Your Dream will only be workable if you release whatever fears and doubts you may have that get in the way of your seeing your Dream as genuinely doable. Fears are often hidden behind "Yeah-huts," and "Whatifs?" so look for those or variations thereof. Work through your fears by examining them to see if they are of the knee-jerk variety, an automatic response to past experience. Fears of making a wrong choice are defused by visualizing the day-to-day living of your Dream and thinking it through carefully. Once you've done that, realize that you'll really only know if you've made a "right choice" as you live it, and that choices can be made anew all along the way.
Having made a workable choice, it's now time to figure out how your choice works with who you are and what you want in your life. In other words, it's time to make a wise, empowered, and committed choice so your Dream can effectively pull you into the successful Future you seek.