It happened again last night.
I was in a group of entrepreneurs and there was one who has studied more success stories than most libraries hold. You know, reading and studying all the greats like Napoleon Hill to the point of being able to quote directly from the book.
What good is that?
It’s only good if those words are followed by action. You see, because of no action, my friend’s business is still not off the ground. It’s still very much in the “dream phase.”
Funny thing about dreaming. Everybody does it. We’re all walking around with dreams in our back pockets waiting to be unleashed. But the sad truth is unless we take it out of our pocket and formulate the necessary steps to make it happen, it is really useless.
The dream won’t save the world. Won’t help anyone. Just plain won’t happen!
I see this all the time with would-be authors. they are always talking about writing a book. Something like, “Well, when I write my book, this or that will happen.” It might. In fact, they’ve been talking about it for years.
Newsflash: Talking about it doesn’t make it happen!
You have to actually take pen to paper or hands to keyboard and write for a book to eventually show up! Are you connecting the dots?
If you have a dream (and I know you do), try putting “Steps to Achieving My Dream” down on paper. Then, start working through each step. It’s a simple formula really. It’s called doing something!
Take action every day, no matter how small, and before you know it that dream is a concrete accomplishment.
It’s not easy.
No, it requires some work on your part and you have to decide what you are truly willing to do to make it happen. For example, do you long for a profitable online business, but can’t quit your day job just yet? Hey, that’s fine. How about adding a little hustle and getting up 1 hour earlier every day to work on your dream?
Making the dream work is work!
Or maybe you can try giving yourself 8 full hours of focus time on your day off? Yes, making that dream work IS work itself but if you really, really want it, you’ll do whatever it takes.
Some call it paying your dues.
That’s exactly what it is. Read any biography of a successful person and you’ll see some dues paying in their stories. What are you willing to do? How bad do you want it?
Those are questions only you can answer but I can tell you from experience, it’s all worth it!