People dream big all the time. But it is the people that take action to reach their goals who will truly succeed in life. It is a huge task to take on, but when you break down your journey into simple steps, just about anything is achievable. Decide on your goal and follow through, it really can be as simple as that.
The Bigger Picture
It truly does not matter what your goal is, you can achieve it by combining the will to succeed with action. There are many possible excuses and many people that will try to bring you down, but that is just the way of life. While these things may not change, your attitude can!
The first thing you need to do is create a personal definition of success. What are you trying to do? What is your ultimate goal? Remember, the answer can be anything that your heart desires. Perhaps you want to start an app development business, or maybe you want to be an Olympic swimmer. Everyone is different, but it is important to have a well-defined goal before you. Do not be afraid to be specific and to list a goal even if you’re lacking the confidence to achieve it.
After you have your definition of success, it is now time to break it down and make it happen. Success will come just by completing one small task at a time from your plan.
For instance, let us say that your ultimate goal is to own an app development business. You currently work at a job that you consider a dead end, and you have very little revenue to use toward your goal. From this scenario you make the assumption that it will never happen and you just go about your day. But what if you took just 20 minutes out of every day and worked toward your goal?
Here are some of the things you might accomplish:
1. You can research how much money it would take to start up your business.
2. You can learn the ins and outs of the industry by reviewing different courses and training programs.
3. You can make appointment to meet with banks or companies as potential investors.
4. You can contact independent developers that may be willing to take on extra work at a reasonable cost.
5. You can research and formulate marketing tactics.
6. You can create a 5-year plan.
While the business entails a great deal more than these 6 steps, this gives you the general idea of what it means to break down a huge task into smaller parts. If you do not make the time to break things down, it will always seem just too overwhelming and you won’t even know where to start. And this means that you won’t get started at all!
But when you decide to spend a little time on a small project, like researching marketing tactics and saving some valuable web links, that is definitely something you can accomplish in an afternoon. And it brings you one step closer to your goal.
Some Is Always Better Than None
You now know that some action is always better than no action toward your goal. It may sound trite, but you will never ever get to where you want to be if you do not try. Just think of how far along you might be if you spend 20 minutes a day on your goal for a whole year. That is a large number of small, yet manageable, projects!
You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true, so go get started!