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What is your main goal in life? Have you ever sat down to wonder what your purpose is? What is that goal that inspires you to get up every day? I think few people stop thinking about it consciously.
By making a parallel between our personal lives and successful businesses, we can identify certain patterns that large companies have in common with people who perform above average.
For example, large companies – those that have been successful and are global leaders – are very clear about their target audience, what value they add, and how they differ from their competition.
In other words, large companies are clear about their strategy and have a business model with which to achieve their goals.
The same thing happens in our lives: people who have a plan for their dreams are the ones to achieve them. The ones who turn their dreams into measurable, achievable goals and within a certain period of time are the ones who achieve them in the end.
What is this about? When you are clear about where you want to go, you know which way to go. When you are clear about your goal, you can choose activities that will help make it come true. You know what to give up and who to surround yourself with.
That's because, like any successful business, your life should have a business model.
Why don't your dreams come true
We all have dreams because in reality dreaming is very simple.
However, when we ask people what percentage of their dreams have come true, we are faced with statistics that are hard to deny: Few dreams have managed to achieve their goal of coming true.
And even more so in a society where the word success is in vogue. Here we all strive to achieve great results, build profitable businesses, and lead an enviable lifestyle.
The point is that success, habits, keys, formulas, steps, and recipes for being successful are abundant in our environment. And if we take the effort to analyze what they are made of, we will see that they all have a common denominator. That is, the information to accomplish this is available.
Why don't our dreams come true without the information to achieve them?
Quite simply: the reason why we fail to achieve the goals is not due to ignorance, but rather to inactivity. Also? Very simply, we already know what to do, the information and its application are in our hands, but our habits and behaviors say otherwise.
It is our lack of choice that keeps us from being successful, not because we don't know what to do.
How To Liven Up Your Dreams: Start With One Thing
Now that we are clear about why we are not making our dreams come true, it is time to analyze what we can do today to reverse this situation.
Over time, we have been sold the idea that we should dream big enough. So much so that we hear phrases like "If our dreams don't frighten us, it's because they're not big enough".
I have to make it clear that the aim of this article is not to discuss this ideology. I believe that in order to achieve great things in life, one needs to have a mindset of greatness and abundance.
What I am looking for, however, is to suggest a more practical way to have a strategic plan for your dreams, a plan that is so ridiculously simple that it is impossible not to carry out.
What is it made of? Only one thing to do. By applying one of the most successful business strategies and incorporating it into our personal life. It's about the Kaizen method that has been adopted into our daily lives and you will surely have heard of its results in companies like Toyota after it was implemented.
Basically, this methodology invites you to understand the changes, goals and objectives that you have in the simplest and simplest possible way.
Take a single step towards your goals. Once you take this first step, it starts to improve by only 1% every day. Best of all, math doesn't lie, if you subscribe to this philosophy you will have improved 3,600% (the magic of compound interest) in one year.
To help explain what it is made of, let's look at a few examples of common people's dreams and purposes.
Do you dream of a healthy life? Don't pay for a gym, focus on doing a single push-up or sit-up today. Do you want to improve your personal finances? Don't stop going out every weekend, learn the easiest way to save money. Would you like to develop the habit of reading in your life? Don't make a commitment to read one book in a week, read just one page a day to begin with. Would you like to run a marathon this year? Do not run a 10-kilometer run on the first day, just a 10-minute run.
The idea of this plan is that you put yourself in a winning position against your goals and purposes. If you have a plan that requires too many big and complex changes at the same time, you will likely get out and feel bad about not meeting your goals.
If you look back, you are sure to have unfulfilled goals that are too big because you had to drastically change your habits.
Just one important thing, not urgent
In applying this philosophy of life, you will face a number of difficulties that you will need to resolve if you are to make progress in your life. It's no secret that at some point we all have so many things to solve that we don't have time to develop what is important.
And the point is, something urgent pops up every day that catches our attention. In other words, we enjoy the sanction of putting out fires when they start.
The problem with this, as we spoke at the beginning, is that it prevents us from having a strategic vision of our life that includes learning to say no to the urgent, even when you enjoy it, and in the long run to say no play. Just like great companies and characters in the story.
After the Kaizen Method, you need to focus on improving just one thing. Ideally, you should choose the activity or goal that contributes the most to your goals.
As you develop a business model for your life, understand that your time is the most important resource. And a wise director, manager, or administrator must be responsible and fearless in investing his most valuable asset.
Are you wondering how do you spend your time? How do you deal with those 86,400 seconds your life has deposited in the bank account called Tag today?
When you are aware of this, you will begin to manage your life in a different way. You start to delegate, you learn to say no, and you focus on the things that will bring you the greatest profitability in your life.
And by that I'm not just referring to income, that profitability translates into having a good time with family, fun, leisure, sports, hobbies and anything that makes you a better person.
So the invitation is pretty simple. Ask yourself what is the most important and easiest activity to do today, this week and this month, to ensure that you are fulfilling your strategic plan for your dreams and purposes.
When you are clear about what it is, put it on your calendar and devote an important time of all of your days to doing it. As you do this, you will see that your dreams have ceased to be dreams to become goals that have been irretrievably turned into reality. Your reality.