Whether we’re talking about starting a workout program, a new job or doing something you’ve always dreamed of there are a few things you need to do before you begin: get your mind right, do your homework (research) and have a plan and strategy to achieve it.
It all starts with the mind being in the right place and a clear focus. This isn’t something you’re going to “try”, this is something you’re going to do. Recognize the difference.
Save yourself time, effort and mistakes by thoroughly researching how you’re going to do it; you want to have an initial plan and strategy in place before beginning. And while you might fail along the way you get back up, shake yourself off, determine what went wrong and how to correct it and move forward.
It won’t be easy. If it were everyone would be successful. Here’s where we separate the men from the boys (or the women from the girls). You’ve got to keep going when you want to quit, when you’ve had a bad day, when you’re overwhelmed with unexpected challenges and when you doubt yourself. Sometimes you need to back off, get some rest, rethink or recharge your batteries and then proceed.
Once you reach your goal are you finished? Generally not, for while in the midst of that goal you will continually be adding, reaching higher and figuring out where you want to go from your new vantage point. It may not be far off it, just a littler further or there may be new branches. Things often change along the way, need to be revised and occasionally hit the mark.
It’s a process and one that never truly ends nor would you want it to. Enjoy the ups and even the downs by learning from them; finding ways to overcome obstacles turning them into new opportunities. A brilliant and strategic mind can turn many disadvantages into advantages.
In order for dreams to become a reality the first step is getting off the blocks and once you–never, EVER give up!