Blogging, starting a business, or transforming your dreams into this physical world is most definitely adventurous and rewarding. However, it is not always fun and easy.
We often hear people freely pass the advice, “Follow your passion…Do what makes your heart sing…If money isn’t an issue, what would you want to do everyday?…”
If it were that easy, many of us would stick it up to the man! Don’t you think?
Alright, there are a few of us who are not interested in entrepreneurship and they focus all their waking hours on the projects they love.
But, what about Us? The Us who wants to drum to our own beat?
I can frankly tell you now: Starting your own business is challenging and frightening. As Seth Godin puts it so eloquently, “…The emotional labor that we are paid to do is frightening. It is frightening to stand up for what we value and believe in, frightening to do something that might not work, frightening to do something that we have to be responsible for.”
We talk about passion, but what good is your passion if you are not willing to put in the hard and smart work?
I am not here to scare you from pursuing your aspirations.
On the contrary, I am here to tell you, despite all the frights and challenges, you can make your dreams come true!
Here are four tips to help you reach your goals:
- Decide where you want to be in the next 6 months.
Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen Covey
- Develop a monthly plan to reach your current goals.
If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. – David Allen
- Cultivate the discipline and rituals to follow your plan through.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
- Track and review your progress every 2 – 3 weeks.
If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it. – Lord Kelvin