HOW TO REACH YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS

Nov 21, 2016

HOW TO REACH YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS

I have gotten REALLY good at meeting my goals and making my dreams come true in the past years.
Here are a few of the things I have accomplished:

1. Published Beach Money and made it best-seller
2. Learned to fly helicopters and become a licensed helicopter pilot
3. Speak on stages worldwide as a top industry professional
4. Travel the world, fly first class and stay in the nicest hotels.
5. Give more away each year in charity than I used to make a year at my last job
6. Walk the beaches of the world and host parties for friends in exotic destinations
7. Assist others on their journey to achieve their dreams (Dream Broker)
8. AND, I’m on the list to become one of the first civilian astronauts in the history of the world

There is a formula but before we go there, I want to clear up some misconceptions that exist around goals and dreams.

MYTHS:

1. MYTH: You have to believe that you can do it . . . at some point you must believe that your dreams can come true otherwise you will give up. But I do believe that you can write them before you believe them. Most of my life today I could not believe when I dreamt it up. In fact, if you had told me at the age of 30 that this would be my life, I would have laughed at you. Seriously. When I write things down I typically question whether it is really possible. I also know that most of our modern world would have seemed inconceivable 30 years ago.

2. MYTH: Trying harder will help you get there quicker . . . NO! Trying harder has little to do with achieving a dream and will definitely not get you there quicker. Achieving your dream has more to do with keeping it within your range of vision and then LISTENING FOR and ACTION ON the opportunities all around you that can get you there. Meeting the right people. Building the right team. Finding all the things that won’t get you there!

3. MYTH: Your plan will get you there . . . NOPE! Your plan is a start. Timelines change. Most of the time, your plan gets scrapped multiple times before you achieve the desired result. If you were to ask Kody Bateman how many “plans” have been devised to take SendOutCards to a billion $$ company what do you think
he would tell you? My guess would be 200 or more. The culture hasn’t changed. The goals haven’t changed. But the PLANS have changed many times. Your plan will change many many times on your journey. Most likely, your dreams won’t happen the way you planned them out. Don’t get married to your pathway to the stars.
In fact, if you plans aren’t changing almost every quarter, then you are not doing enough. You won’t know if your plan is a good one to help you get to your dreams unless you are acting on it daily for a number of months. This is why failure is such an important part of the process.

4. MYTH: Your dreams will eventually happen as long as you make progress each week – Probably not! Your dreams will transpire RAPIDLY once you tap into the exact combination of skills, timing and the right network of people. Its typically NOT a gradual progression. It may seem as if you are making no progress at all until everything comes together. It’s almost like the perfect storm. Once you tap into a plan that works well (which could take a while), then you will see a rapid meteoric rise in success.

5. MYTH: If you want it bad enough you can have any dream you desire! Not true! WANTING SOMETHING DOES NOT ENTITLE YOU TO IT! You must hold the vision and do the work until you DESERVE it! Deserving comes through paying the price. Learning, Preparation, Practice, Networking . . .

You will overestimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in five years. Most people have a pretty short attention span and when they don’t see the results they expected in a year or less, they give up. Giving up does not lead to the fulfillment of your dreams. Ever. As long as you don’t give up on your dreams and continue to strive for progress towards them each week, you will look back in a year in awe of your results.
But not because you gradually got there. It’s because at some moment everything changed. You began to view things differently. You aligned with the right person at exactly the right time. You saw a pathway that you hadn’t considered before and BOOM! Everything changes! Again, don’t expect your dreams to happen as you planned. They rarely do. You must set your intention first and stay true to it. In other words, don’t waiver from your resolve to
get to where you want to go. You must put energy behind it. Your network is a key component to achieving your dreams.

HERE’S THE FORMULA:

1. Write down your dream (What do you want?)

2. Schedule it (The first step, then the second and the third, etc)

3. Trust the process (Find others that have done it before you and follow their lead)

4. See the job through (Don’t stop until it’s done!)
Richard Branson has billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of man hours and 15 years invested in the Virgin Galactic Space program before he ever takes in any revenue.

Alibaba.com – The largest company in the world lost money for 10 years before it made a profit.

You will get discouraged over and over again. It’s built into the plan. Your tests are how much discouragement you can take before you make it. This is God’s way of determining whether you are ready to handle the responsibility that comes with success. You will be tested to see if you are worthy of success in the business. In fact,
you may get tested at a level that is hard to comprehend . . . you’ll question whether it is even worth it. This is why most don’t make it. You deserve your dreams if you hold the vision and do the legwork. You don’t deserve them if you don’t continue to hold the vision and do the legwork. Wanting and deserving are two completely different things. Wanting will not get your your dreams.

You will also experience fear. The fear will seem very real and in some cases even paralyzing. You will doubt yourself and wonder if its worth it. You will come up with rational reasons to quit. Sometimes you’ll need to regroup and mentally start over. Sometimes you’ll need to step away from it and take a short break . . . but don’t quit. There are those that achieve their dreams and those that don’t. And everyone experiences the same emotions. The ones that don’t quit and bounce back quickly go on to see their dreams come true. And then there are those that harbor in the past. They are jaded and they can’t let go. Your future is out in front of you and not in the past! You will always fail looking back. I have friends that are struggling that can’t let go of the past. They are still blaming people for decisions that were made 20 years ago for where they are today. You must let go of the past to embrace the future.
1. Published Beach Money and made it best-seller (It didn’t happen gradually . . . it happened RAPIDLY once the pieces were in place)
2. Learned to fly helicopters and become a licensed helicopter pilot (Paralyzing fear, trusted the process, threw the plans out the window!)
3. Speak on stages worldwide as a top industry professional (Didn’t even know where to start! Paralyzing fear, wouldn’t have ever believed it!)
4. Travel the world, fly first class and stay in the nicest hotels.
5. Give more away each year in charity than I used to make a year at my last job
6. Walk the beaches of the world and host parties for friends in exotic destinations
7. Assist others on their journey to achieve their dreams (Dream Broker)
8. AND, I’m on the list to become one of the first civilian astronauts in the history of the world (not believable, couldn’t have planned it!)
COMMENT ON GOALS:

A goal is something you want to DO or GET DONE by a particular date. And goals can lead you to your dreams. For example:

1. I have a goal to go to the Virgin Islands on Oct 22nd. Put it on the calendar, make your plans and go.
2. I have a goal to raise $10,000 for the food drive by the end of the year. Lay out your plans, get to work and make it happen.
3. I have a goal to have the garage cleaned out by the end of the month. Put it on your calendar and do the work.
4. I have a goal to speak at one Real Estate Office per month for the next 12 months. Schedule it and make it happen.
5. I have a goal to write one chapter per week until my book is done.

Goals can help to take you to your dreams. You do your goals and you live your dreams.

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