Getting it right from the start – Part 2

Getting it right from the start - Part 3

Getting it right from the start – Part 2

If you missed the first part of this discussion, kindly read it here before you continue.

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My attention was drawn to something very important by one of the readers of the first part of this discussion. She mentioned that a person’s ability to dream might be restricted by his/ her frame of reference.

Very true, a person’s ability to dream might be influenced by his/her frame of reference, however, God put within us the ability to imagine. He himself created what now exists from what never existed. When you dream with the guidance of the holy spirit, you have pictures in the mind that nobody has ever seen.

That said, allow me to reiterate here. Your ability to picture the future might be limited by your experience and in fact your frame of reference. However, when your trust is in God Almighty, you are exposed to an infinite amount of inspiration to paint a picture from.

Can we move on now?

Great!

Now you have spent some time looking into the future and you have written out what the picture of your life twenty years from now will look like. The very next thing to do is to break those dreams into goals.

Getting it right from the start – Part 2

If you picture yourself playing professional football twenty years from now, who should you BE now, who should you BE 5 years from now, who should you BE 10 years from now.

Notice I am using the word BE not DO. I explained this concept in a previous article, you could read it here.

However, let me explain briefly. When you become somebody you DO what that person does. For example, when you Become a swimmer you swim. When you swim it does imply you are a swimmer, it just means you swam. Also, when you become a millionaire you attract millions. When you have millions it does mean you are a millionaire it just means you have millions, you might not have what it takes to replicate it. Let me pause here, if you need to get a better understanding of this, kindly read it here.

 

So where were we?

Yes! You picture yourself playing professional football twenty years from now, who should you BE now, who should you BE 5 years from now, who should you BE 10 years from now.

If you picture yourself doing your 20th wedding anniversary twenty years from now it implies that you should BE married now. If you picture yourself speaking several foreign languages twenty years from now it implies that you should BE studying various languages now or have a plan to study them in the near future.

What milestones should you have covered in 5 years, 10 years etc. For instance, you could say that in 5 years you should BE through with your Ph.D. studies.  You could say 10 years from now you should BE fluent in at least 5 foreign languages.

Getting it right from the start – Part 2

In other words, you should break down that twenty-year dream into goals with milestones that can be measured in short intervals.

On Monday, we will delve into the concluding part of this article. We would zero in on how to make executable goals.

Stay tuned.

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