How many of you have done this?

Sitting in Starbucks having a cup of coffee and for some reason your mind plays around envisioning your spilling your coffee.

Not more than fifteen minutes later you put your coffee down on the small table you’re sitting at, and the lid for some unknown reason comes off.  That’s right. Coffee goes everywhere. Splashes all over the table on  notebooks (hopefully not your laptop) and everywhere else. You gather your stuff up, your mind racing at how you had just thought this out ahead of time. Then you begin delving into the possibilities. If you could envision something as simple as coffee spilling over, why not something much, much bigger?

Of course, all the clichés dance around in your head. “If you can envision it, you can do it.” Of course, that’s not true. You’ve been envisioning becoming a writer, a novelist, a famous dancer, whatever, for a long time. Hasn’t happened for you.

But, you did just see the coffee scenario right in front of your eyes. You saw that coffee spill in your mind. Then it happened.

It occurs to you that you might be able to take advantage of something bigger. Maybe you should be dreaming more?

If you can see it …



It’s really powerful when it happens to you. Something so simple that it momentarily blows you away. Impressed with your own mind. Haven’t thought much about your mind? But you saw it happen. Anything is possible.

Why are we not training ourselves to use our imaginations as the key to progressing, to accomplishing to becoming successful in whatever it is we do? Create art, music, words trailing and finalizing themselves into works of fiction or non-fiction, articles or blogs or novels. Why not utilize a few moments every day blinking in silence and simply thinking. Projecting. Not wishing exactly, but rather using our abilities to bring ideas to fruition.

Thinking forward. Giving us work energy. Giving us momentum.

A push up. A push up in thinking. A push up in believing in what you’re doing, what you’re spending your time, your life creating. Maybe it’s having a family, children or attending school or work projects. You’re giving your life toward that. And it is your only life. It’s important no matter what you do. And if you don’t like what you’re doing, find a different way of doing it or find something else to do!

Put color in your life. Think about your projects. Re-evaluate them. What color would your project be?



Today a friend called with great news. Two sources are interested in her book. I’d say it’s a RED letter day for her! And a RED letter project. I’ve read her book. I know!

I’d like to send out this challenge.

For one week — just one week — sit down at a designated time and dream or imagine your project lifting off.


Get back to all of us about your results. Love to hear about it!

(Thanks Pinterest for lift off photo!)

5 thoughts on “DO YOU HAVE LIFT OFF?

  1. Teena Schaefer September 18, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    I look forward to all your posts! So pleased that I know you!

    • dspbb October 5, 2013 / 5:40 am

      How wonderful to have connected again! So pleased to know you!

    • dspbb September 3, 2014 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you Teena!

  2. Byron August 30, 2014 / 10:10 am

    I was at an ATM in my car. It was early evening. I was last in line. I was thinking about what it would be like to be robbed at an ATM. Just as I got my cash I heard someone say “Give me your money.” I looked up and saw a hooded person with a big gun. My car was a stick shift and I let off the clutch and drove about 20 feet and stopped. I looked back and saw the person get in a car. I followed him and got his license. I turned it in to the police and they arrested him.

    • dspbb September 3, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      What an experience! Thanks for sharing that.

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