When it comes to accomplishments in life, no matter whether it is personal, professional, relational; or any other facet, there are dreamers and there are achievers. If you’re like most people, you likely see yourself as the latter rather than the former.
If you’re not sure, or if you find yourself with a lot of dreams but not a lot of accomplishments I want to share with you in this post what separates dreamers from achievers and the three easy steps to transition into someone who is consistently achieving their goals and desires.
I believe everyone is created with innate desires to grow into better versions of themselves throughout their lives. I further believe that most people have a vision, a goal, or a dream that they carry within themselves but that fear keeps them from turning those visions into reality.
We tend to look at achievers as very gifted and talented people who just seem to have the ability to achieve things that other people don’t. We think these high achievers possess superhuman qualities that the rest of us just don’t have. The truth is, however, that they are just regular people like you and me.
The difference is they stare fear in the face every day and decide that their goal is more important than their fear. They have a deep-seated “Why?” that motivates them to tackle the “What” hat and trust the “How” will work itself out as they continue their pursuit. As I often encourage people, the biggest obstacle to overcoming fear is to take the first step.
The first step is scary. But you know it’s the right thing to do. If you want to cross the bridge from dreamer to achiever there is no other path than the first step. Once you take the first step, the second, third, and all subsequent steps become easier and you are more likely to gain the self-confidence to never stop now that you have started.
The biggest difference between achievers and dreamers is that achievers are in touch with their beliefs about the importance of why they are doing something. They desire to build a legacy for the future rather than simply accumulate whatever they can for themselves. They are abundance-minded and others-focused.
If I haven’t yet convinced you to become an achiever or to sharpen your skills as an achiever, then allow me to share the three steps that you can take today to set yourself on the right path. First, write your goals down. With pen and paper. Second, work on your goals every day. Invest ten minutes or so at the beginning of every day planning what you need to accomplish that day leading you closer to your goals. Finally, find an accountability partner or a coach.
It may sound self-serving but as a Ziglar Licensed Choose to Win Coach, this is exactly the process I walk my clients through to help them accomplish their most important and significant goals. I can’t encourage you enough to seek out someone to help walk with you and encourage you to become the best version of yourself. Your achievements and your dreams are waiting.
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