The entire year went by and you didn’t accomplish what you set out to accomplish. Why?
There’s no doubt I’ve had years where I didn’t accomplish what I intended. Several years ago I was living in South Florida and I remember going to the beach at the beginning of January for a “personal goal setting” meeting ( the beach is beautiful that time of year).
I made a list of all the things I wanted to see happen. It was a long list; I mean I was dreaming BIG TIME! Have you ever had a session like that? I can still see myself sitting in my chair…. early in the morning… seagulls are flying… there’s a nice breeze as the sun came up – it was a great experience.
Fast forward to November of that same year and I went to that same spot to “reflect” on the year. I opened up my list of things I inteended to accomplish and I was amazed! I hadn’t accomplished hardly any of them! I was stunned! Shocked! What it the world went wrong?
Have you ever been in that situation? What were your emotions? What were you thinking? I know what I was thinking. I was really frustrated but I realized ultimately what happened, and it most likely happens to you.
Those people who you see accomplish their goals and dreams aren’t smarter than you. They simply have learn some incredible productivity tips that help them get to where they want to go.
Here are 5 ways to make sure that your dreams for 2015 are met:
Understand how to STOP dreaming and start doing.
If you’re not careful, you can dream, dream, and dream again! At some some you have to pull your dreams into reality and begin taking action.
Learn To Conquer Fear.
Yeah I know….. cliche. It’s true though. When you step out in faith to take action; it’s scary. Sometimes real scary! You have to know that going in – and learn to deal with fear; It’s real and any successful person has to deal with it (a lot).
Learn The Art Of The Pivot.
When you begin to take action; it doesn’t always pan out. You’ll make some mistakes and realize that some of your dreams aren’t going to work like you thought. It’s ok, and normal! There will be plenty of times where you have to “pivot”; meaning you have to move your dream into another direction to see it happen.
Get Advice From Someone You Trust.
It is sound biblical wisdom to entrust in someone for wisdom’s sake. Whether it’s your best friend, spouse or a paid consultant or business coach – you need wisdom and guidance. Everyone does, and I mean everyone.
Get The Tools You Need.
There are sooooo many tools to help you to your end result. I personally use Nozbe for everyday tasks, GoalsOnTrack for large projects, and Evernote to keep the notes and ideas from all of the compartments of my life together in one place. Systems and tools are important, and there are a host of different tools that I promise one is right for you.
It’s your turn. How do you see your dreams and goals for 2015? What are you going to be willing to do to get them? Start doing. Today. Every little action step moves you one step closer.