We set goals. We create to do lists. Why do we need an action plan? Isn’t that redundant? No! It is the crucial missing piece that when omitted results in us spinning our wheels and keeping us from accomplishing our goals.
Goals represent the finish line. That are explicit statements of things we want to accomplish or who we want to become. The most effective goals are specific. For example, instead of having a goal to save $1000.00 compare that with “I will save $1000.00 by Dec 31 of this year (6 months) by going to Starbucks once a week rather than every day. In addition to saving money that will make my Starbucks visits feel special rather than routine. That’s a double win I’m excited about!” Do you see the difference? General goals are nice but rarely achieved.
Perhaps your goal is to write a book in the next 6 months and as nice as that is, the chances of it...
Dreams can feel magical. The dreams we dream at night are generally different than the dreams we dream during the daytime. This post will simply focus on daytime dreams.
Have you sat under a tree on a beautiful sunny day, with a gentle breeze rippling through the leaves and a bird chirping as you allowed your mind to drift off to your perfect life? It may not have been under a tree on a summer day, but I suspect that somewhere along the way you have allowed your mind to drift, and you have had a vision of what your perfect life would look like.
Walt Disney said “If you can dream it you can do it.” Disneyland was one of his dreams. He faced ridicule and failure before he brought it into reality. He had a dream and was not going to be denied.
This is the significant factor in his story. It was his dream. Society wasn’t saying “Walt, you need to create the happiest place on...