Clarify. Focus. Execute.

You have a dream or you would not be reading this right now. It is time for you to stop dreaming and start doing. You can do this.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not here. If you have a dream, and want to see it become a reality, then you must take action today. I know life gets busy, my life is busy too, but you will always find the time to do what is most important to you. There is no secret formula or shortcut to achieving your dream. It takes work and it takes focus. You may have to give up some TV time, skip Happy Hour, or a night out with friends. The bottom line is this: If you want to do it you will find a way, but if you are not committed then you will find an excuse.

In my book Your Time Is Now, I share the principles that are the foundation of a life spent realizing dreams and taking charge of your own life. Reading that book will be of immense help to you, but you don’t have to buy it to get started. You can start right now and I will share with you how. Remember, action is almost always better than inaction.

The first, and perhaps the most important, step to get started is:

Write Down Your Dream

*Committing your dream to paper will force you to clarify exactly what it is you want. Without this clarity you will wander aimlessly from one thing to the next.

*Writing down your dreams will also motivate you to take action. Write them down and review them often. Doing this will provoke you to keep taking action.

*The clarity that comes from writing down your dream will help you to filter out distractions that will pull you off course. Distractions can be attractive, but if they do not align with your dream they will be a hindrance.

There you have it. It really is that simple to get started. I encourage you to do this right now. Write down your dream, and be specific. Next, write down why you want to achieve it. Do not skip this part because your “why” is what will keep you moving when things get tough.

Now, what is your next move?

If you do this, email me and let me know. I would be excited to hear your dream so write it down, type it into a computer or whatever and send it to me! Together, we will ignite your dream.