Dreams need action to become reality. Regretfully, most people keep their dreams in a place called Someday Isle. There, they wait patiently forever. What a way to waste your dream.
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The Secret way to accomplishing your dreams
If you have seen the movie The Secret you will remember that they basically tell you that you become what you think. Your thoughts attract events, people, and things into your world. But that’s just half the deal.
Meditation, happy thoughts, and visualization are all like a beautiful car. If you don’t put fuel in the tank, the car won’t take you anywhere. What’s the fuel? Action. Action is the fuel.
Good Planning is the key
I like to plan everything out in writing. I have a special notebook where I make plans. In it, I break out my big dreams into smaller steps, which are easier to accomplish. That way they don’t look so impossible and daunting.
You don’t need to know everything to make a plan. Your plan is your best guesstimate about what you will need to do to accomplish your dreams. Reality will probably be very different from what you have imagined. Don’t be upset if things don’t go according to plan.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
A good plan would look like this:
- I identify all the information I need to acquire to accomplish my goal.
- After that, I identify all the people I need to talk to.
- Make a list of all the places I need to visit.
- I make a list of all the resources and their cost.
- I set a realistic deadline for the project
- Bigger steps I break down into smaller bites that are more manageable.
The most important part of the plan is the answer to the question “Why am I doing this in the first place”. Why do I have these dreams? If you don’t have a good answer to this chances are you will fail, because you won’t be motivated enough.
Dream on! And take action! Your future is written by the way you spend your days. Don’t wait to do it someday. Do it NEXT TIME!
Check out my other article on The secret to motivation and supreme performance while you are at it.
Let me know in the comments if you are the action-oriented type.