Plan it Out!
It is important for whatever you do with your life there should be some road map that you have written out and thought about, planning is the best way to get things started on anything you wish to achieve that way you can know what target you want to hit. Successful weddings are always thought out and planned down to every little detail, from the music to what decorations will be placed on the tables, then why not plan on what you want to get out of life, or what you want to achieve? Planning can be as simple as sitting down each night and writing out what you have to do tomorrow and what you hope to accomplish. This goes to the old saying, “if it’s not written down, it didn’t happen”. Reach your desired outcomes with a good plan! By thinking of the ins and outs to your plan you will make your dreams become more real and vivid.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
This may seem pretty vague, but learn all you can about what you want to do, this doesn’t mean becoming an expert before you make a move towards your success, most of the time the best teacher is hands-on experience, and it may also mean to learn from the best people and materials and keep up to date in the fields you wish to succeed in or start a business in, always be ready to look at data and information subjectively on how it applies to you and your field. Focusing on a subject like marketing, sales, business management, or whatever you want to be improving means continually learning about your field of work. People and the world are changing constantly so you too must evolve with your learning and expertise.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, wether at twenty or eighty” – Henry Ford
The world of business is ruthless, no matter how noble your intentions are in making wealth or success the world simply does not care, that’s why half of the business fail in their first year according to the Small Business Association (SBA) because it is hard out there and one wrong move can cost everything. This doesn’t mean abandon all hope, this does mean however that there are many people who have tried and failed, and out of those who have failed many of them have tried again with a new perspective on how to be successful by learning of what they did wrong the first time. This is great news for many people to reflect on other’s wins and losses, true leaders who have been in the trenches, and learned what it takes to reach the top. Many of the people are online and on other platforms to offer help to the aspiring person wanting to do their best, these successful people offer help through mentor programs, courses, books, and seminars in order to learn of the do’s and don’ts of the business world, these individuals can give you the advantage in your business ventures and in your life! Listen from them and thrive!
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
I saved the most important for last! If you do not act on reaching your dreams, then what are you really doing? Just dreaming… To make our dreams a reality we need to make steps towards them everyday, it may be slow but like the famous Chinese proverb states; the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step! Figure out what may work best for you in terms of starting, really search! I am not saying quit your day job but for some that might be the only way to light the fire under them to start, burn your ships. Others might need to be taking night classes, saying yes to life more, and overall making the changes necessary to accommodate your goals. But everyone needs to put their best foot forward and be diligent, and persevere through your individual trails on reaching your summit. I know you get out of life what you put in!
“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.” – Steve Maraboli Life, The Truth, and Being Free
May these small steps and ideas get you started on your own journey on being the best you, you can be!