The most passionate people seem to have visions they can see, feel, touch, and smell. It is not just an idea in their head. The dream of their success takes over every one of the senses, becoming a living entity within their soul. Our visions fade out when we do not take the time to nurture them.
Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.
An action plan is a defined step by step process that will take you from point A to point Z. Whether you want to be a globe-trekking travel writer, learn to code, or lose 20 pounds, you must have a plan. You also must have actionable steps that take you down that road. Benchmarks must be defined and met.
There is no time like the present. You’ve got to start somewhere, so dig deep, find your courage and go for it. Your goals will never happen if you don’t take action. It may seem scary to take that first leap. Maybe you’re still working on the details or are worried you’re not ready. Jump in, and you’ll start figuring it out as you go.
- Before you develop a plan, start experimenting.
- Identify the outcomes that will be yielded.
- Come to fully understand the relevance and timing of your vision.
- Develop a plan and timeline.
- Orient your life around your vision without losing touch with your life.
Now go ahead and work it like you see it!