In my book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I introduced my readers to one of the tools successful entrepreneurs in my Rich Habits Study used that helped them become self-made millionaires. This tool is something called Dream-Setting.
Dream-Setting is a process in which you:
- Define your ideal, future life, via a script of 1,000 words or more. In this script, you go out into the future five or more years and paint a picture with words of every facet of your ideal, future life. The home you own, the neighborhood you live in, the income you earn, the money you accumulate, the car you drive, the amazing people who are your closest friends, the places in the world you travel to, etc.
- Bullet point each dream within your script
- Build goals around each dream
- Pursue each goal until it is achieved
As you realize each dream, you climb your individual Dream Ladder. When you reach the top of your ladder, only then are you living the life of your dreams.
Clearly, the hardest part of this Dream-Setting process is pursuing and achieving the goals behind your dream, or the Goal Pursuit & Achievement Process (Step 4).
Step 4's Goal Pursuit & Achievement Process is the hardest part because it requires that you:
- Develop the knowledge and skills which enable you to pursue each goal, and
- Take action on each goal
Each of these two Goal Pursuit & Achievement Processes requires effort. Effort = time. Somehow, you must find the time to pursue and achieve the goals behind your dreams.
What makes devoting time to your goals so hard is that many who are pursuing their dreams and the goals behind their dreams have jobs which limit how much time they have to engage in this Goal Pursuit and Achievement Process.
So what do you do?
You must create a daily routine in which you block off time, every day, to dedicate to this Goal Pursuit & Achievement Process.