The dream of becoming an entrepreneur can remain a dream, if you do not start to act actively. But we always need some kind of impetus, a preparation moment, and an intermediate state that will allow us to go on with the pleasure, painlessly and fairly productively to the next stage – the beginning of the path along the path of entrepreneurship.
Let’s call this state “state of vision”, when dreams are transformed from ephemeral and indistinct into something concrete, namely in plans for the future. Here are six habits that will help turn dreams into tangible results …
1. Materializing the dream with visualization
Visualization is the method by which you visualize what you want to achieve visually. Using the methods of visualization, a person can quite turn his elusive and obscure dreams into something quite possible to implement. For example, athletes often use visualization to achieve success in competitive events. Visualization methods are also suitable for business – to create specific goals and ultimate aspirations.
Once you have comprehended the methods and techniques of visualization and created the image of the ultimate goal, it’s time to move on to assign this priority to the rest of the cases and concerns. Goals should have a degree of tension – spaced in time, but, nevertheless, not too far from reality and quite achievable. Imagine an elastic band. A slightly stretched rubber band does not cause any tension and, therefore, does not pull you forward. With a critical tension, the rubber band can burst and it hurts to hit the fingers. But with a good stretch elastic, you feel its resistance and, making the slightest effort towards the opposite end, you will start moving faster towards the goal. Therefore, fixing a goal is a difficult task that motivates you to work towards your vision.
3. Installation of key milestones
The climbers do not climb to the top from the foot of the mountain, they look at the top and mentally move downward, denoting themselves the steps for ascent. Use this principle and you. Start with setting a specific goal, and then gradually set the milestones that will lead to the achievement of the final result. It is difficult to move forward through the desert, as it is unclear how much and in what direction it was passed. Therefore, intermediate goals are simply necessary. They are islands of rest and measure your success. The more tasks you fill out, the more intermediate goals you achieve, the greater the excitement, and the faster you will move on.
4. Regular monitoring of progress
One of the advantages of a structured approach to the goal and vision of the situation is that people can clearly imagine how each action and effort pushes them toward the higher goal. This helps create momentum and motivation. Dreams are thin enough in nature, so regular revision of actions, achievements and desires helps to return to the original goal, choose the right way to achieve it and understand what inspires and what distracts from work.
5. Involvement of a support group
Dreams that are not really fixed, eventually dissipated like smoke, leaving behind a disappointment that sometimes happens so much that it can simply crush a person. Support is needed for each of us. People in an environment who would believe in dreams and in the possibility of their implementation are needed. We need like-minded people, the same beginners (or vice versa – experienced) businessmen who would talk with us in one language, support and give reasonable advice. We need people to whom we can come for moral help in moments of disappointment and failure. In a word, we need support. To each.
6. Ability to accept defeat
Numerous motivational courses and entrepreneurial trainings are taught not to give up. In many respects they are right, but not always. Our dreams can turn into reality only when they are themselves based on reality and come out of it. Otherwise, you will not give up until you perish. And this, as you know, is absolutely unhelpful. Give up unrealistic goals that suck up your strength, energy, creativity (and money, what’s there) and think about more mundane things or other goals that could make you happy. After all, in the end, all of us in life are looking for one thing – happiness at every stage of our earthly existence, so why do we need goals, the path to which makes us deeply unhappy?