The leaders of the world, successful business owners, managers, and CEOs all have the same thing in common – written achievable goals. Dreaming goals into reality is successful when you apply all your senses to them and make them your reality.
You Know What You Want
You know what you want, but sometimes it can be hard to narrow it down exactly. When you write down your goals, you can begin the process of trimming that goal to be clear and concise. It’s when your goals are not specific that you start to flounder and have no real direction. As the saying goes, if you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there – and you could end up part of someone else’s dream rather than your own. Your dreams become attainable goals by following these simple guidelines:
Just Start with One Goal
Start with writing down just one goal. Make it specific and give it a deadline to achieve it. Make it relevant to your overall dream and hold yourself accountable for your time. Create milestone markers within that goal.
Don’t forget to reward yourself! Positive encouragement and incentives work not only for employees and staff but also for yourself. At each milestone reward yourself with some small gift. It could be as simple as rewarding yourself with an extra-long bath with a good book or that ticket to the play you have been dying to see. When you have reached that one goal that you have written down and see how easy it was to stay focused – you will be motivated to write down another.
Visualize, Reach & Attain
Can you write down one goal to take from dream to reality? How will you celebrate your success? As you journey to the realization of your dreams, it’s important to stay focused. Keep your eye on the prize and visualize the results. This is especially important if things don’t go as planned and you must adapt to circumstance. Writing your goals down helps you to visualize the end game. This will keep your dreams tangible and help you to not lose focus as you journey through each milestone.
Choose to make your dreams reality and write down your goals. Create a vision for what you want, turn that into a list of measurable goals and celebrate your successes along the way.