People dream big all the time. But it’s the people that take action to reach their goals that truly succeed in life. The key is to turn those big dreams into goals. It really doesn’t matter whether the goals are business or personal the same rules apply. It’s a huge task to take on, but when you break down your journey into simple steps, anything is achievable. Decide on your goal and follow through consistently, it really can be as simple as that.
The Big Picture
It truly doesn’t matter what your goal is, you can achieve it by combining the will to succeed, support and with action. There are many possible excuses that you can make about why it won’t work but if you don’t believe then neither will others and it won’t happen. And even if you do believe, many people will try to bring you down. Others may be trying to keep you playing small because they’re worried that you might change or that your relationship might change.
The first thing you need to do is create a personal definition of success. What are you trying to do? What is your ultimate goal? What are you prepared to give up in order to get what you want?
Remember, the answer can be anything your heart desires. Maybe you want to start a beauty business, or maybe you want to be an award winning authour. Everyone is different, but it’s important to have a well-defined goal. You need to be specific and to list a goal even if you’re lacking the confidence to achieve it at this point.
After you have your definition of success, it’s time to break it down and make it happen. Success will happen just by completing one small task at a time from your plan.
Let’s say your ultimate goal is to own a coaching business. You currently work in HR and you have little revenue to use towards your goal, so you assume it’ll never happen and you just go about your day. But what if you took just 20 minutes each day and worked toward your goal?
Here’s some of the things you might to do:
- You can research how much money it would take to start up your business and support yourself for 6 months.
- You can decide if you need to set up a limited company or be a sole trader.
- You can learn the ins and outs of the industry by reviewing different courses and training programs.
- You can contact other coaches and ask them how they went about making the move and what advice they have.
- You can make appointment to meet with banks as potential investors.
- You can research and formulate marketing tactics.
- You can create a 5-year plan.
While the business entails a great deal more than these 7 steps, you get the idea of what it means to break down a huge task into smaller parts. If you don’t break it down, it’ll seem too overwhelming and you won’t even know where to start – so you won’t get started at all!
But when you decide to spend a little time on a small project, like researching marketing tactics and saving some web links, that’s definitely something you can accomplish in an afternoon. And it brings you one step closer to your goal.
Some Action Is Always Better Than Nothing
You now know that some action is always better than no action towards your goal. It may sound trite, but you’ll never get there if you don’t try. Just think of how far along you might be if you spend 20 minutes a day on your goal for a whole year. That’s a great deal of small, manageable projects!
You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true, so go get started!
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