Recently, I was talking to one of my friends and the subject of what he wants to do was brought up. As in, he listed everything that he wants to accomplish within the next year and some things he wants to accomplish later in his life. Some of those things were own a house in San Francisco (it is definitely expensive), have a Tesla, be in a great relationship with someone, and be in the position to financially help people on a whim. All of these dreams and goals are truly great, but he does not have a clear plan to how he is going to do it. You need the plan to help put you on the path to accomplish your aspirations. If you want something, then you need to strategize on how you are going to do it. It is great to have passion, but you need to your how.
Your plan will guide you to victory
You probably have a dream that is similar to my friends in some way or another. Regardless of similarity, you probably do not know where to start. You might be in high school or college right now and you do not want to graduate with student loans. That is great, but how are you going to do it? Are you going to apply for scholarships? Can you get grant money from the government? Do you have an internship? Are you working? There are so many ways you can graduate without student loans, but you need to figure out how you are going to do it. You need to choose what your strategy will be and why you want to do it. The rest of this section will go over steps on how you can give yourself a very simple plan.
First, you need to figure out if you truly want something. Sure you can have dreams and aspirations, but do you truly want it? If you do, then you have the power to plan for it and the power to stick to that plan. You need the drive and the passion to keep at the plan. Also, there will come a time when it will be hard to stick to the plan, which is completely fine; however, those moments are the times that really dictate whether you have the power to keep going or not.
Next, you need to start planning. You need to start listing out the steps and actions you need to take. You also need to establish a timeline for yourself. These goals need to be met at a certain point in time that you set or else you might never actually complete it. For your plan, I cannot tell you specifically on how to do it, because every plan is different. However, I would suggest for you to start thinking about approaches and googling how you can accomplish what you want. Also, I have some more tips in my life plan article.
Third, how are going to make sure you hold yourself accountable. As I mentioned before, there will be a time when it will be difficult to keep with your plan. Because of this, you need to set forth some type of system that will hold you accountable to accomplish what you want. There are so many ways you can do this: do it all on your own with your mental fortitude, set yourself reminders on your phone, schedule it into your day, have a friend with similar goals work with you, have a mentor help, or you can do however you want. There are so many ways to do one thing. Find what is best for you and keep at it.
Finally, just do it and follow your plan. By now, you should have some type of plan to go after your desires. Now just do it. Follow it. There is nothing else for you to do except to accomplish your goals
If you truly want something, go after it
You have a passion or a goal or an aspiration, but you are spending too much time just thinking about it. You need to create your plan and follow it. Your life can be more if you simply plan and execute.