Are you ready?

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That’s me in Stockholm in 2010.

Have you ever been to Sweden? Europe? Overseas? Was it a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Or one you repeated (or hope to repeat) again? For some people going on an overseas trip is seen as a “bucket list” entry for sometime in the distant future.

I’m headed to Sweden in a couple of weeks as part of the film crew that is working on a new documentary about Anders Zorn. The closer it gets the more the excitement builds, especially since Karen is going along. In addition to working on the documentary, we’ll also be visiting our Swedish exchange daughter and her family AND meeting our current exchange son’s parents in Oslo. That’ll be cool!

However, even though it’ll be an incredible and exciting trip, I fully expect to go back. After a similar trip in 2010, I sensed I’d go back. And sure enough, the opportunity arose again. I fully expect the my 3rd trip to Europe will happen within the next 12 months.

But is it the expectation that drives opportunity? Or is it something else? What do you think?

How do you make sure to keep yourself open to the possibility of actually fulfilling your biggest dreams?

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