Realizing Our Dreams
An action plan works like a roadmap. To get from here to there when you’re driving, you have to know where to go. You rely on a roadmap, or on GPS, to direct you there.
Similarly, an action plan will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be when you are seeking your goal. It’s important for you to spend some time thinking it through. Just preparing the plan puts you on the path to reaching your goal because it helps you to anticipate results, consequences, and potential pitfalls. Continue reading
The first step in reaching your goal is to define it. A well-defined goal is a real target and you will be able to aim for it. On the other hand, if you don’t define your goal well, you won’t be able to plan for it, work towards it, or even know when you’ve gotten there.
It is essential that your goal reflect your own deepest desires. Don’t set the goal that you think you should set. Set the goal that expresses your real ambitions. If it takes you some time to determine what your real ambitions are, spend that time before you start to work on your goal.
Your goal should be challenging but realistic. If you are one of the many people whose goal is to lose weight, set an optimistic but realistic weight goal with a deadline that can be attained with work and dedication. If your goal is too ambitious, you will be discouraged from the start. Continue reading