The best way to achieve your dream is by making a commitment to start today. Determine that you will not let another year go by where you have not pushed the limits to achieve your dream. Even if you get half way there during 2013 you will be closer than you have ever been. The greatest thing that you should fear is procrastination. It will be your greatest enemy on the days when you do not feel like working toward your dream. There are many outstanding and creative ways to get started. I suggest that your start by keeping a weekly list of things to do. It’s time to cast off the old and focus on new opportunities. The year 2013 is a chance to make a big difference in the way that you feel about yourself and others. So here are 13 things that you can do to achieve your dreams during 2013:

1. Write your own mission statement for the year

2. Identify a song that will be your theme for the year

3. Start working on your dream today by putting a plan on paper

4 Get started an associate, bachelors, masters or a doctorate degree or attend a trade school

5. Get physically fit so that your can have a strong body and a clear mind

6. Start the training on your job that you’ve been putting off

7. Use a journal to record what you are accomplishing each week

8. Start writing that book that you’ve been planning for several years

9. Break into a new career by upgrading your resume and submitting to different companies

10. Identify at least mentors and keep them informed of your progress

11. Start a community organization to have a positive impact on parents

12. Eat healthy meals that you did not eat last year

13. Try something new that you have not done before. You may uncover a skill that you did not know about.

Feel free to add to this list. The year 2013 is full of possibilities. It's time to think out of the box. Dr. Stephen Jones is an education expert, authors and keynote speaker at or call 610-842-3843.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Stephen Jones is a dynamic national education leader who is a keynote speaker, author, workshop presenter and education coach. Dr. Jones has delivered numerous topics including, leadership, effective communication, public speaking, how to study and change management practices etc. He is the author of three books titled “Seven Secrets of How to Study” the “Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide” and the “Ultimate Scholarship Guide.” The book provides an easy understanding of the seven pillars that are essential to learning how to study any subject. Dr. Jones has presented for corporations, colleges, organizations and K12 schools Dr. Stephen Jones is an education expert his committed to changing the world.