What happens when you spend your life dreaming about success? Dreaming about all of the amazing things you want to do or accomplish? While you might feel motivated or inspired, it’s not going to get you very far. It is by action that you will accomplish the goals and dreams you set forth in your life.
Steve Tobak, a featured contributor to Entrepreneur.com, said it best when he stated “Success is not a goal. It’s a way of life.” So how do you go about putting into action those things that you’ve only ever dreamt about? Here are three key steps you can take to stop dreaming and start doing!
1. Define Your Ideal Life
We’ve all heard that acknowledging a problem is the first step towards fixing it. Sounds simple, but getting started is often the hardest part of any plan. When you recognize that you’re struggling, you’ve taken the first and hardest step towards resolution.
2. Be a Do-er
Take action now. Life is short – take the leap of faith because if you aren’t happy with what you’re doing, only you can change it. Part of being a do-er is taking accountability for your own life and understanding that you are the one in charge of your behavior and choices. If you look at a rough life expectancy analysis, on a good run you’re given 85 years on this planet. Which is merely 4,420 weeks. When you put it that way it seems like a lot less than 85 years, doesn’t it? Create your plan and decide on your first step to moving towards your dream life.
3. Be a Deadline Addict
If you don’t set time-frames on the things you want to accomplish in life then unfortunately for most, “someday” turns into a wish, and that wish turns into regret. The time is going to pass anyway so why not spend your days moving towards your ideal life?
In Peter Legge’s book, “The Power of Dream” he says “When I talk of dreaming, I’m not talking about day-dreaming. Dreaming involves doing. You dream big and you start to make it come true. You write it down and share it with your spouse or a close friend. You begin to plot your course and look for likeminded people who can help you along the way, you breathe some life into it, keep fanning the flames that will make it burn brighter and remember that everything you do, say or think counts.” There is so much truth in this. By taking action everyday to move forward on your dreams, you too can move from dreamer to achiever!