Your dreams might not be so far out of reach after all.
No, that doesn’t mean you’re going to become the next Taylor Swift overnight.
It means a lot of your goals are attainable. But first you need to draw the roadmap of where you are going and how to get there.
Know what you actually want.
If you don’t know what you want or why you want it, you’re most likely not going to stumble into success. Getting what you want usually doesn’t happen overnight. The inspirational rags to riches stories you read about in the news often had a lot more planning and hard work going on behind the scenes than you realize.
The real reason people get what they want is simple: they know what they want in the first place.
Have a plan.
Too many people are content with holding vague dreams and aspirations. What separates the winners from the losers is a whole lot of planning and perseverance.
Those who take the time to formulate concrete and achievable goals are far more likely to reach them. When you know the steps you have to take to get there, you will start living your whole life through that paradigm. You will even subconsciously make decisions to get what you want without realizing you’re doing it — all because you are looking at the world through a highly specific filter.
You might not realize it in the moment, but every little decision you make will nudge you forward. They add up until you wake up one day and realize your dream is right there in front of you waiting for you to cross the finish line.
Write it down.
If you’re at a loss for where to begin, a simple exercise you can do is to write down a list of several smaller goals that you think will help you achieve your ultimate goal. Put this list somewhere you will see it everyday — your nightstand, your bathroom mirror, your computer.
Sometimes all it takes to get what you want is a little reminder of what motivates you in the first place.
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