Goals and Dreams Simplified and Amplified

If you feel like where you want to be is so far from where you are, take heart. It’s most likely not as far as it seems. The thing about goals and dreams is that they can seem so far away. Every voyage feels that way at first. If you want to go on vacation to Costa Rica, that’s far away too.

To get to where you want to go follows a relatively simple process of logical steps.

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The difference is that many people have already traveled before to Costa Rica, for instance. 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.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

 

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, iCreateDaily.com

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, iCreateDaily.com

5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams – Simplified

  1. DREAM: Where do you want to be in a year?
  2. PLAN: Anchor your dream into goals.
  3. DO: Get started.
  4. LEARN: Learn and adjust
  5. PERSIST: Keep on going.

Just like planning an actual trip, there are a number of things you need to do to get from where you are to where you want to go. It’s the same thing with achieving your goals and dreams. These simple five steps are expanded below.

We like to speak of goals as dreams, because dreams require us to elevate our thinking.

When you think of your goals as dreams, it requires you to elevate your thinking.
When you think of your dreams as goals to achieve, it simplifies your achieving.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

When you think of your goals as dreams, it requires you to elevate your thinking. When you think of your dreams as goals to achieve, it simplifies your achieving. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com #goals #creating #dreams #quotes

Goals and Dreams – Amplified

To rev up and amplify our dreams, requires that we level up the intensity, commitment and dedication to living the self we aspire to be. It requires that we do that now.

Who are You in Your Dreams?

Who will you be, what will you be doing, what kind of friends and activities are a part of your future self? Fill in the blank to this question around who you want to be, do, create, have, or have done.

Fill in the blank: When I have ‘arrived’, I will  _______.” (Be, do, have, create, etc)

Here are the 5 steps expanded:

1. DREAMING: Write a list of your goals and dreams. Don’t audit them as you write. You can edit and refine those later.
ACTION: Fill in the blank:  “Where do I want to be by this time next year?”

2. PLANNING: Your dream becomes your annual goal. Start planning your “trip” there. Plan how to reach that destination. Break it into quarters and months.
ACTION: Set your annual, quarterly, and monthly goals. 

3. DOING: You’ve identified the top, most important things you need to do to reach your goal. Now you just need to get started, and keep working through the “segments” of the “trip” to your destination, refining and updating it as you go.
ACTION: Identify the weekly and daily goals you need to do to achieve monthly goals

4. LEARNING: Each stage of your journey will involve learning more about each area of pursuit. But the good news is that you don’t have to have it all figured out in advance. You can create the best plan you can conceive at this point in time, and head in that direction. The best learning will occur in the journey, not before.
ACTION: At days end, ask yourself: “What positives did I achieve toward my goal today?”

5. PERSISTING: The one thing all great success stories have in common is perseverance. To arrive at your destination requires that you proceed in the journey, daily. And yes, there are times when you will need to adjust, tweak and course correct.
ACTION: At the beginning of each day, ask yourself: “What one thing can I do toward my goals today.”

Tools for the Journey

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, Steven Pressfield, on how the dreams come first and then the resistance. We all need to work through the resistance, which often comes disguised as excuses.

Become you future self now and your future will arrive in the wake of your becoming.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Become you future self now and your future will arrive in the wake of your becoming. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com #quotes #goals #dreams

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Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.

I’ve trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.



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