Begin with a dream
understand that the greatest actions in life begin with
a dream. After all, a dream is a "vision"...
it's a way of seeing something different. All the great
visionaries of history looked at the same world everyone
else did, and dreamed of something different.
Believe it can be done
As long as you see your dreams as
something left to dreamers, then you will never attain
them. They will be out of your reach because you won't
give them the necessary energy and time needed to make
them happen. You have to BELIEVE that it can be done,
so that you're willing to do what it takes to get there.
Dreams + Devotion = Goals
Do it your way
There are billions of people on this planet, yet only
one you. So do you choose to be 1/7000000000th of the
world, or one in 7 billion?
Don't please everyone
Trying to be all things to all people averages you out
to the middle. The best you will ever do is rise to
the level mediocrity. Choose to reach the top, and let
those that want to be down, stay down. Rise up to the
highest level you can, despite what others might think.
Make no excuses
Nothing kills a dream better than
an excuse. "I really
couldn't" ... "I don't have the time"
... "If only I had this/didn't have that"
... There will always be a millions reasons why you
failed, but only one if you succeed -- you didn't give
Break your goals down into manageable chunks
Your goals might be much bigger than you are... at least
right now; so instead of giving up, break it down. Even baby steps are going forward.
Reaching goals actually take time. So set some actual,
realistic dates. The worked towards them. That's what
breaking them down into the manageable chunks is all
Do something every day
Back to the fact that every goals takes time. What do
you think you have during your day? Time. Use it. Even
if it's only a little bit.
Every drop of rain makes the river stronger.
Be open to alternate routes to the same goals
Sometimes what you're trying to do doesn't work; so
stop doing it that way. Learn from it, and move on to
a better way of getting there.
A rock may change the river's course, but it does
not change the river.
It's not about being in the right place at the right
It's about being everywhere and knowing when to take
advantage of the opportunities that are around you.
When in doubt, repeat
There will be down times and sad times and slow times.
That's when you ought to take the time to go back and
remind yourself of your original dream. They start down
the path again.