Dr. Mel Tavares
Stop Dreaming and Start Doing
The primary difference between dreamers and doers is the ability to set goals and accomplish them.
I'm not talking about the lofty, unattainable dreams. I might dream of being a pro-basketball player, but that's not going to happen. I'm too old, and when I was young, I wasn't skilled. It shall forever remain just that-a dream. I'm talking about the type of dreams that can be reached, if you'd only stop dreaming and start doing.
Dreams that can be achieved by doing include things like becoming a professional in xyz field, creating a beautiful backyard, completing a degree, writing a book, starting your own business, or doing a new ministry.
In the next two minutes, you can take the first step to turning your dream into reality! How?
Write your dream down as a measurable goal! Examples: I am going to write a 100 page non-fiction book about my life.
I am going to earn my business degree.
I am going to start a micro-greens business.
Wait! There's something missing from these goals. They need a timeline attached to them! Without a time specific component, it is likely that the goal will remain only a dream. You'll think "Someday, I'm going to write that book." "Someday, I'll start taking college classes and get a degree." "Someday, I'd like to start my own business."
Someday. When will 'some day' come? When you stop saying 'some day' and put a time-line to the goal! I'm going to write 100 pages in the next 6 months. I'm going to enroll in college and take 4 classes this year. I'm going to meet with advisers and draw up a 24 month micro-green business plan.
Next, create an action plan. This will be a living document that will change over time. For now, simply list every step you can think of that is necessary to achieving the goal. Do you need to develop a skill-set, such as learning software? Do you need to find funding sources? Find someone to build an office or business space on your property? Whatever those steps are-write them down in priority order. These will be your mini-goals.
Finally, take the first step. Call the college and get details. Open a blank document or notebook and start writing. Contact an expert to discuss the ins and outs of growing micro-greens.
Of course, I've intentionally over-simplified the process. Why? Because often we don't start due to being overwhelmed with the entire thought. If others can achieve their dreams so can you! If I can, you can. You aren't too old, too busy, too_______. You fill in the blank. You have what it takes and there are plenty of resources and people to help you reach your dreams!