Throughout the day, most of us escape reality in different ways -- from checking social media to watching reality TV shows. Rather than escape, we should be in love with the reality we're in. At the end of the day, our lives should be the story we want to play in. It all starts by thinking of what we want our lives to look like and how we can achieve that vision.
Visualize. This is a powerful technique that every successful entrepreneur, athlete, and peak performer has used. When we visualize what we want our lives to look like, we create the internal motivation to get there. We're creating a map for our subconscious to follow. This internal law of attraction creates a deep drive that fuels us towards what we want.
Plan. It's essential to plan to reach our short-term and long-term goals. Preparation is the best foreshadow of success. When we have a framework set for the future, we know where to go. Our plan may change and we'll have to improvise, but a set plan is better than no plan at all. Rather than walk into a dark room, we can light it up and see where we're headed.
Execute. Many of us dream, but few of us achieve. Why is that? Many of us fail to execute on our plans. The key is to have clear goals, make quick decisions, and set strict deadlines. We must force ourselves to take action and go step by step. We'll make mistakes, but learning and adjusting is part of the process. Action is always the answer.
Many of us dream big and have a grand vision for our lives, but these often don't come true. The only answer lies in you. With hard work, dedication, and perseverance, you can turn your dreams into reality.
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers