Do you, like millions of others yearn to achieve your dreams?

Our dreams and ambitions are our aspirations in life.

Unfortunately, these aspirations are very often never realized by many of us.

So what is the first thing that we need to do to get us moving in the right direction?

Well the first and most logical step is to set out your goals.

Does it sound too simple? Probably but that’s where you have to begin

To achieve your dreams you have to establish your goals – this will expedite them—make their realization faster and easier.

The renowned bestselling author, Timothy Ferris said: “Doing the right thing is infinitely better than doing things right”.

Thus doing the right things will make you closer to the prize – closer to your goals. This is all that matters.


1. Write Down Your Goals- This will add form and substance to your dreams and aspirations. When you write or you actively list your dreams they serve as a constant daily reminder to you.

You have to have written down goals that are fully measurable. Having these goals will show how far you have gone in realizing them.

All successful people and companies have their goals and targets written down. They’re also specific as to which of these goals is short-term and long term.

Look into any self-help or self-improvement manual. All of these wonderful sources of advice and motivation strongly recommend that you write down your goals.

Some individuals have asked me: “Do I really have to write down my goals?” It is too much of a bother.

I am telling you now that it is very important that you list or write down your goals.

The advantage that I have learned from many successful individuals is that a written goal increases motivation.

Since your goal or goals are clearly defined then there are stronger chances that you will make them happen.

You know what you want to realize and you know what you need to do in order achieve these dreams.

2. Commitment- Many millionaires have a higher level of commitment when compared to others.

You have to remember though, that commitment is not just simply stating your commitment.

No, commitment is also about pure action—doing tasks, hurdling obstacles to realize your dreams.

Very successful individuals have an intrinsic habit of committing to their goals and seeing them through regardless of what they come up against.

3. Time- You must have a specific timeframe. This will make it easier for you.

A timeframe will also allow you to monitor how far you have come and how far you have to go to achieve your goals.

The closer you are to realizing your goals gives you positive motivation and inspiration to keep on going and achieving more.

4. Persistence- Persistence may be the single most important factor in most success.

You must have persistence to achieve anything worthwhile in life.

The road to success is fraught with failures, obstacles and challenges. All of which can test your strength and resolve.

Showing persistence to continue steadfast toward your goals and dreams regardless how difficult and challenging things become will ultimately be the difference to you realizing success or not.

The greatest example of persistence was that of Thomas Edison, who reportedly failed 10,000 times before he finally created the light bulb.

The tips we’ve just given are nothing new, and certainly not rocket science, but they are essential if you are to experience the sweet taste of success and the life you’ve always wanted.

So what are you waiting for…set forth now on the journey to realize your goals and achieve your dreams.

Author's Bio: 

Dreaming of success, riches and happiness are things we experience and yearn after. To achieve your dreams is often a challenge to far for many of us. But not anymore. Discover some proven and practical steps you can take that will guarantee to transform your dreams into reality.