If you feel like where you want to be is so far from where you are, take heart. It’s not.
If you want to go on vacation to Costa Rica, that’s far away too. But to get there follows a relatively simple process of logical steps. The difference is that many people have already traveled before to Costa Rica. The way there has been “paved” and clarified. Your dreams on the other hand… you have not yet been there, so it can seem harder to plot that course. Yet, all goals are simply destinations, broken down into achievable steps. Goals and dreams broken down—not broken—is the goal here.
To get where you want to go, learn from those who’ve been there.
Until you achieve your dreams… that next place on the horizon of your life, it can be hard to know what you need to do to get there. However, the good news is that you don’t have to know it all to get started. And there’s more good news: you don’t have to know how to do it all to arrive. You just need to commit to learning and doing… learning and doing… daily.
All goals are simply destinations, broken down into achievable steps. ~LeAura Alderson
You will also need to commit to being extraordinary. But you won’t feel extraordinary. Hard work doesn’t feel extraordinary… at first. But to achieve dreams requires pushing through to new vistas of personality development, of learning, of effort, and of positive influences and influencers in your life.
Hard work over time, guided by vision, leads to extraordinary. ~LeAura Alderson
5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams
- DREAM: Decide where you want to be
- PLAN: Plan your trip there
- DO: Get started
- LEARN: Learn and adjust
- PERSIST: Keep on going
This simple 5 step process works for the micro daily and weekly goals—and the macro—monthly, quarterly and annual—goals. Where the rubber meets the road is in the doing and learning… doing and learning. If you need help, we use the 90 Day Goals Journal for setting and tracking goals, and Toggl time tracker for help us stay on track.
Here’s an excellent article by one of our favorite authors, Stephen Pressfield, on how the dreams come first and then the resistance.