Do you find dreaming easy but putting your dreams and plans into action challenging? Not taking action is one of the greatest thieves of opportunity, so here are my top 6 tips to turn your dreams into reality.
Think about the big picture, your big dream and then break this down into small step-by-step goals that will take you to the big dream. Often, what is lacking is a plan of action, we may know what we want as a big dream / goal but don’t specify what we want our lives to look like in the next three years or what 6 steps we need to take to achieve that. A dream is a goal without a plan, so decide on a course of action today to make your dream becomes a reality.
- Start small
You have heard the saying, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. So start small, achieving small goals will keep you motivated and on the path to achieving your dreams.
If you don’t like doing something, such as your accounts or admin hire a freelancer to do the tasks for you. If there are tasks that you don’t enjoy and you do them, not only will they take you longer to do, they take up your valuable time and they may de-motivate you. Remember it will take someone who is qualified a lot less time and will in fact save you time and money in the long term.
4. Fail forward
Record and celebrate your progress! If something is not working for you, either you need to learn a new skills or most often you just need to do things differently. Remember the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, so if it’s not working change it. You only fail if you don’t learn from your mistakes.
- Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly : Don’t wait for it to be perfect
I didn’t really understand this when I first heard it as I used to be a perfectionist, but it relates to the point about failing forward, just take action, do something and learn from your mistakes. If you wait for something to be perfect, or you are waiting for the perfect time you will be waiting for ever. Rather take action, adjust what isn’t working and keep adjusting until it is working.
- Get an accountability partner
I am in two different Accountability Groups and this is invaluable as I am always accountable to someone, I am always being challenged to step up and out of my comfort zone. I call these people my Cheerleaders; we all need them, either a group or an individual who can motivate you, celebrate your successes with you and will always have your back. I recommend having a mentor and an accountability group or partner.
Remember; as you do more, you become more. An idea is just a small fraction of the journey; it is what you do with your ideas, dreams, and passions that count.
If you are a dreamer rather than a doer you would like to complete the cycle, use your dreams to inspire your action then connect with me by clicking here, and find out how my online course can help with any blocks that are stopping you from moving forwards and get you taking action and start fulfilling your dreams. We work closely with clients to help them take action, increase their energy levels, and achieve long term optimal health and happiness and live an Inspired Life.