Plan for the future you desire in 2013 and beyond, but be certain that you are living in the NOW. If you live in the future you never actually get to live at all. You seem to spend all your time preparing to live. Planning for the future is crucial, but never allow this process to rob you of the happiness, meaning and fulfilment, which is available to you right NOW. All you really have is this moment right now. Are you satisfied with how you are investing or wasting each one?

Live in the Now – Plan to Improve your Future

Let your mind out for a walk today and allow it to wander around, unfettered by your beliefs and perceptions. What is it that you really want your future to look and be like? Examine your choices, are they in line with your vision and inner knowing, is it what you really want or is it what others believe you should have? When you pursue other people dreams they will always elude you. Discover your own dreams and what really matters to you and incredible things will begin to manifest in your life.

Action Idea: Now stride confidently into your future, for that is where you will discover your dreams. As you walk through your future pack a suitcase, which is filled with your dreams and on your return, fastidiously unpack them and begin the process of taking steps to realize all of them.

The secret to make this work for you is to live in the moment, never allowing your dreams to run ahead of you, for the person who only looks outside of themselves is simply a dreamer, those that learn to look into their heart, awaken their belief in their ability and they unleash their unlimited potential. Recording and time defining your dreams is simply the start, realizing them is the art.

Set your Dreams Free

Dreams are merely your future reality waiting to be set free and your expectations are the fuel, which provides the momentum and inspiration for you to create the meaningful vision, goals and plans, which will allow you to breathe life into them, so that you can make a lasting difference to both you and the world.

Re-awaken those dreams, desires and ambitions that you may have shelved a long time ago, due to the fear that doing so would move you out of your comfort zone. Dare to finally to change the trajectory of your life in 2013 and beyond. Unlock your dormant potential, by finally pulling the trigger on your future success. Declare new choices, establish new behaviours, build new skills and begin to take bold new actions to begin materializing your dreams.
Are you Standing in your Own Way?

Be aware of the obstacles, which you are putting in your path that are preventing you from realizing your dreams. It is extremely enlightening and empowering to discover what is holding you away from the success you desire, so invest time today to identify and eliminate all the obstacles in your path and you will begin to make incredible inroads toward realizing all your goals and dreams in 2013 and beyond.

Ready, Fire Aim

I believe in the adage of READY, FIRE, AIM. “READY” Invest time and effort into preparing to achieve your goals, “FIRE”, begin to take action daily, do not paralyze yourself with over preparing, “AIM”, assess your progress, regularly and take corrective action where necessary.

If you want to preserve your goals and dreams and ensure that 2013 is finally the year that you deliver on all your promises, you have made to yourself. Make this the year of inspection, planning, action and review. No matter how good your plans, intentions or goals may be nothing meaningful can or will happen, until you take action daily and you measure your performance on a regular basis. This process ensures that the daily actions you take are correct and help you to stay on track, throughout the year.

Action Idea: Follow the simple process of “Plan, Do, Review and Improve your daily actions if necessary” repeating this throughout the year and you will see great success in 2013.

Make 2013 Count

You can finally choose success in 2013 or you can simply just slip back into the herd once again, no one will even notice. The choices you make, actions you take, or fail to take, the thoughts you think and words you speak from this moment forward are shaping your future. Are you satisfied with the actions you have chosen to take and the thoughts and words you are thinking and speaking? Are they in line with your vision for the future?

Commit to make 2013 your year to finally soar to the heights, you know are possible for you. Apply that dirty four letter word called “WORK”, in your life daily, apply your self-discipline to ensure you do the tough stuff every day, measure your progress regularly, constantly make improvements and your dreams have a real chance to come to life next year.

Finally approach every activity in your life from a position of high energy, with superior levels of trust, optimism, appreciation, reverence, joy and love and you open the door, which allows your dreams a chance to escape the confines of your inner doubt and sees them soar into the realm of your future reality. What are you waiting for make 2013 your best year so far.

Author: Andrew Horton Sales Training

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Horton is one of South Africa's top sales training experts. He will support, uplift and inspire sales professionals to explore the limits of their potential and awaken the sales giants, which resides within all of them. His sales training presentation is aimed at inspiring sales professionals, helping them to become re-energised and eager to achieve their sales targets. The sales tools and powerful tried and tested practical sales techniques, they will be introduced to during his presentation, will help any sales professional to immediately up their game and to become a real sales giant, within their markets. Visit my website at