Living your dreams is not something you should hide away from or think they are impossible. Living your dreams is possible and it is something that you should think about today!
I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would eventually be doing something that I love and am so passionate about. It is so perfect, sitting here writing and spending my working hours at home! It is my dream; it is coming true.
What is important is realizing the only thing holding you back from heading towards your dreams is you. Yes, it might mean some late nights or getting training in an area that is not always as straightforward as you would hope.
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Start Living Your Dreams
This is the final quarter of this year, it gives you time to focus on your goals and to see how far you can go. This is the final hurdle, the one you have trained for all year.
Pulling off a fantastic final quarter will make your dreams a part of your reality!
This final quarter isn’t going to bring miracles if you haven’t been working hard towards your goals. Remember, it takes time and if you haven’t put in the work throughout the year it is going to make reaching your goals harder.
Goal setting and planning is great, however, the downside is the fact that you actually need to put in the work too, it doesn’t just happen!
Start Planning For The New Year
You don’t have to wait for the New Year to start a new plan or to set goals, but for me, it is just easier by focusing this way, I know without much thought where I am on this journey.
What you do need to do is start planning your goals for next year, you need to start formulating a plan as to the next step, you might have to make assumptions as we are not at the end of the year, in fact, we are just starting the final quarter!
But you need to get ready for the start of the year and that takes planning, so use this quarter to start formulating the tasks that you intend to focus on next year.
Items You Might Need
As you think about planning for the next stage make sure you have everything you need to make your planning session successful!
- Time, this is the most important aspect of any plan.
- Planner, how you set up your plans, some people like a book or a journal to write your plans.
- Day planner, this is what you must work with on a daily basis, you need to transfer those plans to your daily planner. This is the only way you will succeed with your planning!
Look Back At What Has Worked
You need to take a look at this past year, you need to see what areas of your planning and implementing those plans worked and what didn’t.
Without this information, it is difficult to make decisions about next year. Knowing what works and what you need to spend more time on will help you create a better plan.
Don’t forget the successes, there are parts of this goal and planning process that does result in many success. You need to look at these and work out why they worked and if you can use this in your planning in the future.
Assessing what has worked and what hasn’t is a great tool to use when it comes to any planning, it will help you understand your own ways you work and what the best tools are for you.
Creating A Strong Finish
As you head into this final quarter of the year you need to ensure that you have a strong finish. One that you pushed as hard as you could to achieve fantastic results.
A strong finish is great at helping you create a strong plan of action next year!
Sometimes in the final quarter, you might need to regain your focus, it is easy to get distracted as you go through the year, but by using the quarters it gives you the opportunity to ensure that you have the drive to reach your goals and your dreams.
What If You Don’t Meet Your Goals
It is important to look at not meeting your goals. What do you do if this happens?
- It is about taking stock, why didn’t you reach your goals?
- What could you do differently giving you a different result?
- How did this failure affect how you feel?
It is difficult if you haven’t managed to reach your goals, however, you have made some progress and that is important.
There are many reasons as to why we miss our goals and sometimes this has more to do with procrastination rather than the goal itself.
The difficult area that you have to address is getting tasks finished and acting on your plans. It is easy to feel that you want to spend time with your family or catching up on your favourite TV show, however, this is taking away the time that you could spend on working towards your dreams.
Working on regaining your focus is important, it helps you see what the possibilities are and how you can obtain them!
What is your best tip to start living your dreams? Comment below!
Therefore, as we step into that final quarter of the year and really push ourselves to reach our goals, we must also start thinking about our goals for next year, what we are looking to achieve and the path we need to take. Living your dreams is possible if you start taking action now!