A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. A goal without a plan is just a wish.

We all have dreams. Some small, some big, some beyond reality but we still have them. Its a common reality shared among humans. We grow up thinking of being superstars or astronauts (or a vet in my case) and play our little hearts content with the ideas of success and the things we would do when we got there. But how often do we get there? Not many of us can say we’ve been to the moon or achieved superstar status. Disheartening but while we thought of the end results we often didn’t think of the means.

Achieving high standards can be off putting to some but as a peer once told me “its not about working hard, but working smart”. This means using your time correctly, donating yourself to the appropriate means to better your growth. This motto works in all areas, business included. Success mean being organised and active, allowing yourself to arrange when its time to knuckle down and graft correctly and when you can be at rest. You can’t just pour out great business work without having a bit of respite right? You’d be burnt by your own dreams too soon so its not the ideal way to go but planning and being clever about how to get there is exactly what makes people succeed.

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So you have dreams and would like to get them to become reality but have you ever asked why? What is it that drives you? Is it a bigger house? Fame? Nice tidy bank balance? Think of these things and map out why you are thinking of such grandeur, think big, think huge if you can and from that you will discover this lovely new thing we call ‘motivation’!!!

Never stop thinking about your whys, if anything revisit and expand weekly to reinforce your new found incentives!

From the whys you have to move on to the hows, this is where the planning begins! How could you get there? Would networking enable you? How about study? map out means of getting to the hows!
The hows can then be broken down in to smaller bite-size or pigeon steps. What of these could you do in a week? Make a plan of what you wish to get done by the end of the month, a SMART target helps you look at this but even better using a diary can remind you of what time in the day you have free to try.

Don’t be disheartened by failure, you learn from it. A wise word to those who are starting out: don’t push yourself, take your time and step lightly so you have less chance of failure. Plan things right, better timing makes a better result!!

Nothing comes for free but with the right amount of insight to where you want to be you will begin that journey to making it real!!!

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