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Want to increase the chances you will make your dreams come true? Here are 8 practical steps which you should take to move forward to achieving your goals.
You know that famous Descarte expression:
“I think therefore I am”?
Well, I have an update for it:
“I INK therefore I am!”
Meaning? If you want to make your dreams come true, you must take the time to put your goals in ink. Write down your goals very clearly.
You’ll then be far more likely to make your dreams come true – than if you merely thought about your goals.
Basically, when you INK what you want on paper you LINK it more strongly in your mind.
And if you truly want to make your dreams come true, I recommend writing your goals down on paper – not just in your computer.
When you take the time to write down your dreams on paper, you’re thinking more strongly about what it is you want.
After all, it takes more conscious effort to write something down by hand – than it does to type it up.
With this in mind…here’s a list of things you should write down if you want to make your dreams come true!
I call this: “The Inking Person’s Smart Plan.”
Don’t just think about what you want to do in a given day, week, month, year –INK about it.
Schedule EVERYTHING in INK.
As Ola said: “Keep in mind the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.”
Be ruthlessly specific about your Action Steps for your dreams.
Write down when you’re going to do them — for how long — with whom – where.
Planning out how to make your dreams come true – in a very specific way – will help you to prevent reverting to negative beliefs and procrastinatory behaviors.
Size does matter. Always turn those overwhelming big goals and big actions into “whelming” small goalettes and actionettes.
For example, turn those long term 6 to 12 month goals into smaller 3 month, 1 month, 1 week, 1 day goalettes.
And turn any dreaded 1 -2 hour Action Steps into more tasty bite sized 15 to 30 minute Action Steps.
When you’re done, chunk similar Action Steps together in a daily schedule – to save time.
Make all end goals measurable — so you can track progress — and not lie to yourself about how well you might/might not be doing.
Become conscious of your negative habits – which can overwhelm your schedule — thereby taking away time and energy from your positive, forward-moving habits.
At the end of every day, think about your goal and constructively brainstorm new/smarter ways to bring yourself closer to it.
Be flexible and open-minded about changing your plan for reaching your goal.
As Anthony Robbins said: “It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Choose well.”
Regularly review and reward yourself for all progress – and show appreciation for all your efforts.
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