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People have a range of different dreams and goals. This is one of the best things about people in fact. We’re all different and we all have different aspirations – different goals to share with one another and different things to talk about. (I talk about realizing your dreams in my book, Launching Your Dreams: Making WILD Ideas Happen!!)
The unhappiest people? They’re the ones with no goals. No direction. No motivation. A goal gives you a vision, it gives you drive and it makes every day seem like a positive step to an end destination that is truly important to you.
But while goals are intrinsically rewarding, problems do arise when we don’t know how to pursue them. Having a goal that seems completely out of grasp and making no progress whatsoever is disheartening.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the things you can do to help yourself reach your goals faster.
Whether you want to write an amazing book, set up a business or do anything else; these are two tips that will apply in every situation and that you might not have heard before.
Tip 1: Have a clear and compelling Vision!
I know I harp on this, but it is critical. Having Vision for what it is you are building, or you want is key. That vision should be clear, compelling and inspiring. And focused. It is NOT a vision board with all the THINGS you want, those are outcomes of your business vision. Your business vision is focused on what you are building. What does that BIG BUSINESS VISION look like? Are you building shops all over the east coast? Is your vision to provide a bike to every child in your area? When you are clear on vision, then you are inspired!
Tip 2: You Have to Believe (This can be HARD!!)
This might sound like cheesy bumper-plate-sticker-advice, but it is very true. At the end of the day, you need to have absolute faith that the plan you have to get your book published or to become famous is actually going to work. Why? Because otherwise you risk putting in all the time and effort for nothing!
Think about it: when you are motivated, when you believe in something, when you have passion for it, your motivation is easier to stay focused.
But you may have struggled to stick to a training program and part of the reason for that is that you know it might not yield results. So whatever plan you come up with, make sure you believe it!
Tip 3: You Have to Take it Slowly
The other problem is wanting results right now and ending up burning yourself out too quickly. Want to write the next best-selling novel? The way to do that is not in one or two sittings! You need to take your time, to work steadily and to be considered in the way you approach this goal. The best option is to plan to write one or two chapters every day.
When I biked across the country we crossed the Rocky Mountains in the Big Horns. The climb was 30 miles long. It took one pedal stroke over and over, essentially, one step at a time to get to the top. And I was moving about 3 or 4 miles per hour. So, it was slow. The motivation was the vision! (A billboard that said there was a cafe at the top of the climb).
Take action and realize your dreams and goals!!
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