We all dream of that perfect life. The one where we no longer have to report to a 9-5 to make living. The one where we travel the world. The one where we wake up by the beach next to someone we love without a care in the world. Everyone’s dream life is different. Yet, the path to achieving this life remains the same. How to chase your dreams is as simple as defining a goal, identifying obstacles that stand in your way, making a plan, creating a checklist, and taking action. The first step toward achieving your dream is often the hardest. Take that first hard step today and you will be one step closer to making your dreams a reality.
How To Chase Your Dreams
Define the Goal
The first step in making your dreams come true is defining what the dream is and setting goals accordingly. Start by defining a big goal. For example, if your dream is to be your own boss, your big goal may be to start your own company. Now this is quiet a complex goal. To achieve this goal, break it down and name all the necessary steps to starting your own business. Each goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based (SMART). Setting SMART goals allows you to clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, and use your time and resources productively.
Identify what is standing in the way of making your dreams a reality. For example, if your goal is to start your own business, one of your obstacles may be a large amount of student loan debt. Once your obstacles are identified, use the same SMART goal system to overcome them. Setting goals to pay down or refinance your debt can help overcome this obstacle.
Make a Plan
Now that you have clearly defined goals and a list of obstacles you have to overcome, its time to create a game plan to make your dreams a reality. Start by prioritizing your goals and obstacles. What should come first? If possible, plan to conquer some easier goals and obstacles first. This will build your confidence and momentum for achieving the tougher goals.
Create a Checklist
Break your plan down into daily, weekly, and monthly checklists to keep you on track. Knowing exactly what steps you need to take today and taking them will get you one step closer to your dreams everyday. A daily checklist will also act as a reminder of exactly what your dreams are and how you will achieve them.
Don’t delay, start today! There is no better time then the present to start chasing your dreams. Everyday you check an item off your list takes you one step closer to making your dreams a reality.
For more ideas on how to chase your dreams, checkout 5 Life Changing Benefits of Setting Small Daily Goals.
Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brain or even courage, but simply because they never organize their energy around a goal.
– Elbert Hubbard
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