In order to achieve something, making a list of goals is one sure set way to attaining them. And that goes for following your passion and dreams. Many of the “passion gurus” of the world that preach their road to success always boil it down to a few key principles. Here are a few simple ways that you can start to follow your passions in life.
Figure Out Your Passion
It’s one thing trying to follow your passion, but it’s another if you don’t know what that is. So get out a piece of paper and start to brainstorm. Ask yourself if money weren’t an issue, what would you want to do with your life? Keep going until you have a list and a few solid ideas of what truly peaks your interest. Brainstorm the attributes or things that matter most to you and start thinking of what you can do with any of these to formulate your desired goal and dream.
One of the most important steps to achieving success and your dreams in life is simply writing them down and setting goals or steps towards achieving them. Do some research on those who have succeeded and you will see just how important this simple step is.
In order to begin, think of your desired end goal and work your way backwards from it creating logical steps needed to achieve it. This will help you create a loose list of steps for you to take. Look over it and refine it into a 5-year plan. For each “big step” on that list, create baby steps that will realistically help you attain that goal. Make a “to-do” list each week knocking off a few of those steps. You will be amazed at what you can achieve by this simple act.
If you can find a friend to buddy up with, set a date once a month to review what you have both achieved. Create a way to keep each other on task and accountable for when a goal set for that week wasn’t achieved. Having someone hold you accountable for your goals will work wonders for ensuring you stay on track.
Find a Mentor
This step isn’t always easy, but with a bit of time and research it will be well worth it. Do some research and find someone who has already achieved what you want in life. Join a friendly meet up group, a club, or look online. Keep your mind set and active in finding people with whom you can be mentored by. Having a role model who has achieved what you desire, is the best person to keep in contact with and ask for advice.
Life is short, so why wouldn’t you want to work towards attaining your passions and dreams? Start by figuring out what you want, create goals, and try to find a person who has already achieved what you desire who can mentor and guide you along the way.