Everyone desires to live the life of their dreams. Whether it’s finding career success or growing as a person, you most likely have that vision of a desired state. But you also know that to achieve that desired state, you have to set smaller goals that lead up to the main dish. Thus, as you work on these smaller goals, you build up to the bigger dream.
The starting point to achieving any dream starts with the desire to really accomplish it. Napoleon Hill, author of the book Think and Grow Rich, writes that “weak desires bring results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.” The first step to achieving your dream is to have the desire to see it happen.
Simply possessing the desire to make things happen on its own will not take your far. You have to visualize yourself accomplishing the goal and come up with an action plan to follow. When you alter your attitude and visualize success, you are in better shape to get to work. Identifying the activities that need to be performed in order for the dream to materialize is important and allows you to focus your energy on the right tasks.
Lastly, keeping track of your progress is essential towards achieving a goal. Regardless of the method you choose to keep progress (hand written list, day planner, accountability partner), it helps to assess how far along you are in accomplishing your goals and where you require to make adjustments.