The Definitive Guide on Achieving Your Dreams
Start my own business? Check. Work from home full-time? Check. Travel the world while I make all my money online? In progress. I was 17 when I started my first company and it’s now at 19 that I’m working from home full-time; and let me tell you this…I absolutely love it. I often talk about how you should just go out there and do what you love, announce that life is too short to be stuck in a dead end job and even scream from the rooftops about every single person deserving success. Based on this, it surprises me I’ve never put together a guide on how you can actually achieve your dreams, until now. As you can see, I’m currently in the progress of working on another goal of mine, my ultimate desire, and that is to be able to live anywhere in the world while staying connected to my ‘job’. Eventually the only resource I hope to need is an internet connection, and I’m well on my way. Based on this rather large aim, I’ve been putting together a specific and ordered strategy to help me get where I would like to be. It’s definitely not that I don’t believe in myself, I just think an ordered system and a lot of focus is the most effective way to turn my dreams into reality. I noted down the main steps that have helped me achieve my other goals in life, and this time is no different. Well, except for one thing. This time I’m putting my strategy out there to the world and I hope you can use it to help you propel yourself from your current situation to the one you’ve been dreaming about. Dream no more: I promise that if you put the following steps into action then you WILL achieve whatever dreams you have. Providing, of course, that they are actually possible (if I could help make you fly then I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this). “Why do you make it sound so easy?” Sorry if my response is obvious, but, it is easy. Think about this – even with all the amazing weight loss information out there in the world, why do so many people still struggle to shed the pounds? Of course, there are a number of possible answers for that including:
- Having the goal for the wrong reason
- Not following a proper action plan
- Not recording any metrics and becoming de-motivated
- Letting other aspects of life get in the way
Achieving Your DreamsThis post is going to be long and it’s going to be detailed. If you don’t have time to read it now I recommend you save it and come back to it later. If it is even too long for that, then that probably means that either a) you underestimate how important following your desires are b) you don’t know what you desire or c) you’re focusing on the wrong ‘dream’. Make Sure You’re Focusing on the Right Thing – No matter what any of the other points in this post are going to say, if you are thinking of a goal that will no longer interest you in the next few months then this article won’t be of any use. First things first, you need to make sure you have your goal in order. Some of us are lucky in that we instinctively know what we want to achieve in life. I wasn’t one of those people but I certainly have a clear idea of where I would like to be in the next year. There are a few simple questions you can ask yourself to see if you’re focusing on something you care about:
- Would you still do it for free? If your dream is to be a writer, then assuming money doesn’t exist in this world, would you still do it?
- Is it for you or someone else? Sadly, it’s often parents or peers that change what we want to go for in life. Make sure your dream is of your own making, not something you want to achieve to keep others happy.
- Is this just for your Ego? There’s nothing wrong in wanting a mansion, but I believe the funds to own a mansion should be generated by doing something you love, not doing something as a means to an end. If your dream is in the form of a material possession, make sure it’s not thought of as the magic pill to bringing you happiness. It won’t.
- Waking up earlier
- Simplifying your current life situation (delegating tasks)
- Cutting out time wasters like TV or useless web browsing