Time to turn your dreams into goals. Dreams are great. But goals turn those dreams into tangible destinations. Know what you are working toward will focus your energies in the right direction.
The purpose of a goal is to take you from where you are to where you want to be. Therefore, goals have to be realistic. I'm sure by now you have heard the term "Smart" goals. Specific. Measurable, Achievable. Realistic. Time driven. SMART.
I know you are impatient to get started working. But one of the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs is being impatient. The time you spend setting your goals and identifying your priorities is never wasted. Having the discipline to clarify your goals is one of the keys to success.
Define each goal as a measurable action with a specific deadline. For example: "By December 31 I will be earning $5000 per month."
A goal is a commitment. It only has value if you promise that within the time frame you have set you will have achieved it. Be specific. The less ambiguous and confusing your goal is the better.
Success is a great motivator. It's better to set modest goals and achieve them than to overextend yourself and fail. As your circumstances change, so can your goals. As you achieve each goal, set your next one until, step by step, you find yourself living your dream.