Big Dreams–Little Steps

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When you were younger and growing up, you undoubtedly dreamed big dreams. All those big dreams seemed possible. As you entered adulthood, bought a car and home, and took on all the responsibilities and realities of a member of society, many of those dreams faded away into never-never land. This can happen numerous times over your lifetime. What’s important today is that you become aware that big dreams are still possible and can be realized, no matter what your age. All you need to do is brighten up your most important big dream. That’s right, take a moment and crystallize in your mind that long-lost goal. Let your mind recreate a bright picture of that enjoyable future achievement.

Big dreams can appear to be too big and unobtainable. But don’t let that keep you from starting. After brightening your dream, develop a plan for attaining it. Ok, so it will take a few years or maybe a lifetime. Write that plan! What are the major steps to be taken in sequence? Now, scrutinize the first major step. What are all the actions that must be completed to accomplish that step? Great, now take the initial action step, and break it down further into something you can do today. Place this action step in today’s work-life schedule and take that action. Repeat this process every day, and over a year, you will have 365 little steps toward your big dream. You will be amazed at what progress can be made in one year taking little steps each day.

Patience and commitment are required to accomplish big dreams. In today’s instant gratification society, patience is a scarce commodity. Commitment is often derailed by competing short-term actions, projects, and activities. If you allow them to interfere with your big dream, they will. Embrace patience and know that in time you will succeed in realizing your big dream. Stay committed to little daily steps that will advance you toward your goal. That is all it takes, just a few minutes to accomplish one little step each day.

About the Author

A faculty member of the University of Phoenix, Joe Farcht is recognized as a leading expert on developing personal leadership and supervisory skills and competencies. In addition to writing the book, Building Personal Leadership: Inspirational Tools & Techniques for Work & Life, he has written hundreds of articles detailing attitudes and behaviors leading to greater work and life success. As an expert in Myers-Briggs Personality Type, he helps people understand and bridge the gaps between the differences in personalities.

Practicing leadership as a career retired Air Force Lt. Col. and fighter pilot, he developed the foundation of skills and competencies to later work in a Fortune 50 company for four years. During the past 13 years as the owner and president of Leadership Advantage, Inc., he became a Master Personal and Executive Coach. During those 13 years, he developed a transformational process of changing thousands of people’s attitudes and behaviors, enabling participants to achieve 30 to 100% increases in their effectiveness and productivity. 30% improvements in teamwork are often measured in groups. His clients include Boeing, Discover Card, Wells Fargo, STMicroelectronics, General Dynamics, and other noted companies.

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