Greg S. Reid, motivational speaker, author, multiple business owner and multi Billionaire has this famous quote that reads, “ A dream written down with a date is a goal, A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan, A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”
When I first saw this quote I thought, wow that’s a nice quote, but that immediately started to fade when this little voice at the back of my head said, “ I wish it was that easy”.
We all have dreams, we all want to make that one big goal come true. As a human living here on our little planet, I know it’s not so easy putting a date next to a dream, planning your life step by step to reach that dream is hard when you don’t know what the future holds for you, as a young adult putting this step by step plan in action can be difficult when your first priority is to finish your studies or putting food on the table, paying that bills, or even raising a child.
Though there are truth to the quote from Mr Creg, I prefer this approach by the Modern Health Monk. Designing our life for a better future.
First things first, take some time for yourself, brew a nice cup of tea or coffee, sit down, and write down your biggest goals. Keep it in a journal easy to review, at least 3 to 4 times a month.
It’s all about what you do today, so plan out your days. At the beginning of your week write down in your journal what you want to accomplish the week that follows. Then take it day by day. If you want to lose a bit of weight, don’t focus on losing that entire amount at once, focus on eating healthy and doing your daily 20-30 min exercises. If you want to write a novel, don’t focus on completing the entire book, focus on writing that 500 words a day. At the end of your week, have a look at what you accomplished or where you can improve upon next week.
The follow Through.
Keep reviewing the goals you wrote down at least 3 to 4 time a month to keep them fresh in your memory. This will keep you motivated and help you plan your days towards victory.
This is also key to see if you have been working on those habits and planning your weeks out? If the answer is yes, and you start to realise the goals you set doesn’t make you truly happy. Maybe the career your following isn’t the ladder of success you really want to climb. Then it is time rethink and rewrite your goals, make a pevit, if you will…
Growing up my dad use to tell me that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. As a kid I didn’t really believe it for some reason, but as I grew older I started to realise that, everything is indeed possible, it might not fall in your laps, but if we keep believing in ourselves and we make a plan to make those dreams come true one day, we will get there, one way or another.