First, I have a couple of questions for you…
What are your goals in life? Have you ever thought about what it is that you want to achieve before you die?
Most probably you only thought about these things when you were young. You had plenty of dreams, then, about what you would do and how your life would turn out.
So, what happened? What has stopped you reaching for those dreams? Have your ideas changed or have you just settled for what you’ve got?
You see, part of becoming older is that we tend to accept what life has given us. And we don’t give a thought to what we dreamed about doing when we were young.
But what if you don’t like your life the way it is now? What if you are starting to think that your life should have turned out better than it has?
It’s time to turn to your dreams again. But, this time, make them more than just dreams – make them goals.
There’s a distinct difference between dreaming about what your life might be like and working towards a goal.
Dreams are but fantasies; as we get older we tend to consider our dream lifestyle as some sort of fantasy that can never be achieved.
You stop trying to reach for your dreams simply because you don’t believe you can reach that far
That’s simply because you haven’t made them real in your own mind. Everything remains a dream unless you make a move to turn it into reality.
So, today, I’m encouraging you to turn your dreams into goals. And the way to do this is to start thinking about what you really want out of life.
It’s too easy to say ‘I want to be rich’ or ‘I want to have an easier life’. Those dreams are too amorphous to ever become real.
What would you do if you were rich? Would you spend a lot of money on a house, or a car, or travel all the time? Or would invest it in giving your family and loved ones a better life with more opportunities?
Does it mean you want to give up your job and live the ‘laptop lifestyle’, running your online business from wherever you want to be? Or do you just want to retire early, confident in your online business bringing in the income you need to travel and visit friends and family?
It’s time to start putting these ideas down somewhere that you will see them every day. Create a vision board next to your computer or work desk so that it always acts as a reminder of the goals you are working towards. Or do what I do and put images and notes on your computer desktop so they are always in front of you.
The point of all this is to keep your goals constantly in your mind so that you actively work towards them. Dreams will stay dreams if you think that they will, somehow, magically come true.
Goals are real and can be reached as long as you take the steps to move towards them. In the next post I’ll show you how to start taking those steps.