Wouldn’t it be nice to know
that there is a way to get
what you want? Whether it’s in business or your personal life, this
will clearly show you the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.
I heard it said once that
vision without action is only a
dream, but action without vision is a nightmare. In my first article,
To Success - A.C.T.I.O.N., I discussed action. So today, I’d like to
vision with you.
The first thing you need to
do is to establish what your
vision is. In order to accomplish goals, it is very important to be
be focused, there must be something to be focused on.
The reality is the future is
coming whether we’re ready
for it or not, and those who don’t create the future they want will
endure the future they get.
What does your future look
like? Take some time and think
about what you would like your future to look like. Write your ideas
you have some ideas to work with you can begin developing a plan to
For example, let’s say you
are currently employed outside
of your home on a full time basis and your vision is to be able to work
home. Now that you have defined your vision it becomes much easier to
plan to achieve that vision.
Part of your plan should
include research to find out if
your vision is realistic or a pipe dream. So using our example of
work from home, you would begin researching options that would provide
an income from your home. The more research you do, the more focused
vision will become, and the more likely you are to succeed.
Depending on what your vision
is, you may get overwhelmed
by the size of the task ahead of you. Remember these sayings, the way
to eat an
elephant is one bite at a time and Rome wasn’t built in one day.
The next step is breaking the
task down into manageable
chunks that you can handle.
Completing this step is
crucial. Many people give up at
this step and get lost in what I call “action avoidance strategies”.
action avoidance strategies? Here are a few of them:
• Analysis Paralysis
• Lack of Good Reasons to
Complete the Task
• Fear of the Unknown
Now, once you are 70% of the
way to being ready to begin,
start moving forward. If you wait until everything is perfect to begin
towards your vision you will never start. The other 30% will unfold as
forward and this allows you to select, reflect and correct your plan
Intentions + Action =
It’s imperative to move out
of the planning stage and
into the action stage if you want to create your future and accomplish
Get a big vision and then go
About the Author
Liane Wood is a stay at
home mom and the owner of