Those of us who are consistently striving to better our business and ourselves know exactly what we will be doing this summer. We will continue to work at achieving our goals and our dreams.
Can you achieve your goals just by dreaming? Of course not. Setting a goal is just the beginning of fulfilling our dreams. But we must set goals if we are to progress towards meeting the challenge of making our dreams come true.
You have probably heard the adage: if wishes were horses; then beggars would ride. This old English proverb suggests that if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute of people would have everything they want in life.
Of course, we all know if we want something to happen we must act to make it happen. This is often a difficult task for many, especially when we have other things on our mind such as summer vacation or an upcoming social event.
Have you ever wondered why they call a catalog a “wish book”? It’s because people look through the pages, stimulated by the pictures of all the things they want but because these things are not attainable within their budget, they become only wishes.
As goal centered individuals, those wishes would become attainable; we could fulfill our dreams by using a little elbow grease which is concisely – hard work. It is not easy to become successful; it is only easy to page through a book of wishes and hope they will come true.
This is part of the reason I encourage writers in my classes to write every day. Even a short paragraph; one simple page can move you forward towards fulfillment of your goal. It’s one foot in front of the other and so on and so on. If you put one foot in front of the other and keep up that pace, you will have nowhere else to go but forward. It’s not the speed of the pace but the consistently of the movement. Eventually you will arrive at your destination.
If you’re struggling with finding that perfect niche for your website or perhaps that perfect start for your first book, then begin to move forward one step at a time.
Don’t waste your summer dreaming about a successful tomorrow; set a goal to make tomorrow the beginning of your new success.