How can you achieve it if you don’t know what it is? Be very specific. If you hate your job and you want to change jobs, do some serious soul searching and figure out what your dream job would look like.

Where would you be? What would your office look like? Who would you work with? What would you do? What would you wear to work? How often would you be working? What would you eat for lunch? Be as detailed as you possibly can.

You’ll be surprised how much you’ll learn just by asking yourself these questions. Write down your answers, so you can reference them later.

Plan your dream

Every aspiration must take the form of a plan. The old saying that you “get what you plan for” is so true. Your aspiration won’t just happen. You need to sit down, regularly, and plan out your strategy for achieving the dream. Think through all of the details. Break the whole plan down into small, workable parts. Then set a time frame for accomplishing each task on your “dream plan.”

Share your dreams with others

Tell it – One reason many dreams never go anywhere is that the dreamer keeps it all to himself. It is a quiet goal that only lives inside of his mind. The one who wants to achieve their plan must tell that plan to many people.


One reason: As we continually say it, we begin to believe it more and more. If we are talking about it then it must be possible. Another reason: It holds us accountable. When we have told others, it spurs us on to do it so we don’t look foolish.
Note: Be very discrete about who you share your aspirations with. Not everyone will be happy to hear your amazing dreams. Some will want to either steal or destroy it.

Believe your dream

Yes, your ambition in life, needs to be big. It needs to be something that is seemingly beyond your capabilities. But it also must be believable. You must be able to say that if certain things take place if others help if you work hard enough, though it is a big dream, it can still be done.

Act on your dreams

All the intelligence in the world will go to waste unless you act on your dreams. Bill Gates knew how to act. He saw a gap in the market that no one else did and put his plan in motion, which made him one of the most famous entrepreneurs of the home computer revolution.

Taking action isn’t as simple as it sounds. Procrastination or fear can easily paralyze you, but it’s important to remember that nothing great ever happened on its own. Connect with the present, block out emotional resistance, and carefully time your next move. Knowing the best time to act is something most successful people have mastered. “Having a dream you don’t pursue is like buying an ice cream cone and watching it melt over your hand.” – Frank Papasso