10 steps to turn your dreams into actual goals
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Step 1: Get out of your head“The one path that never works is the most common one: doing nothing at all.” – Seth Godin Consider for a moment how long you’ve actually been thinking about this particular dream. How many days, weeks, months or years have you spent imagining how absolutely wonderful it would be to run your own business, work for x company, relocate to your favorite city or whatever it is you’ve been yearning? If you’re anything like the rest of mankind, the simple answer is this: Too. Long. A dream can never manifest into anything tangible when all we do is fantasize about it. So, before you fall any further down the dark, dangerous pit of daydreaming, get out of your own head for a bit. Write your dream down, share it with close friends and family, and start thinking about how you can make it reality.
Step 2: Give it a name"If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there." - Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland Before setting your heart and your head on your app becoming Facebook's next big acquisition, decide exactly what it is you want. Here are some examples of specific goals:
- I want to be in a management role within the next year.
- I want to relocate to San Francisco by the summer of 2016.
- I want to start my own consulting business within the next six months.