Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Oxford defines a forum as “a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.”
We’re going to be writing out our own field trip permission form, but it will be more than just a simple “form”. It will indeed be “a place, meeting [we’ll be meeting together every day for 2 weeks!], *and* medium where ideas and views on a particular issue [where you want to go in life] can be exchanged.
I will give you some prompts (the form) and some ideas of what to write, and you will add your own!
We’ll go in-depth on the different areas of life that will lead to where you want to go.
There is so much power in having something tangible to give you permission—this is why the placebo effect, some—not all forms of—voodoo, and self-hypnosis work!
This tangible symbol is the permission forum: the analysis you have done on your own hopes and dreams for your field trip into your future!
Any doubts or despair, get out your permission slip and re-read that you do indeed have permission to do the things that will lead to whatever you define as success!
Remember how a field trip works: you go to a place of discovery (in this case, a vision in your mind of where you want to be in life), then you go back to school (your life, where you work on what you want to do) and complete an assignment that uses what you learned (these assignments ultimately being part of "graduating" and having enough skills to thrive and move into the real world—your dreams actualized, where the REAL destination of course is).
It’s a cycle: School (us right now, learning)—>Field Trip (exploring the outer world and our inner world to learn how to thrive there, while we are still in school)—>Back to School (to work, build, cultivate our skills and grow)—>Graduation to the Real World (Dream Arrived!)
Write your own permission slip to life!