If you boarded a plane and the pilot that came over the intercom was incoherent and had no idea what the flight number was, no idea where he was going or even if there was enough fuel on board the plane, would you stay on board? Examine the person piloting your life right now, how coherent is your pilot, does he/she have a vision and a plan for your future?

Goals are merely the “WHAT” you will accomplish and action plans are the “HOW” you will accomplish each goal. Without a clearly defined True Life Purpose to serve as the compass that guides your goals and actions, you will continue to blunder aimlessly through life and never turn your dreams into your reality. Your True life purpose is the “WHY” behind everything you do.

When you understand exactly “WHY” you must achieve, become, have or do something. The “WHY” will become the fire that glows or explodes in your belly and will inspire and drive you to achieve your goals. The “WHY” is what will get you to make the changes in your life, you need to succeed, even the uncomfortable ones. The "WHY" is the inspiration behind your goals that will make it all happen for you?

You can achieve anything, when you adapt these three words as your personal adage "I WILL, UNTIL". Anything is possible and extremely probable, if you tenaciously chip away, applying inspired action every day until you have achieved all of your goals.

History only serves as a platform for learning. Learn the lessons it has to offer & then use this information to create your perfect future. To charter the course you are capable of following you need to turn your dreams into goals. Goals are dreams that you have identified, clarified, time defined, written down and committed yourself to make part of your future reality.

Forget about only setting your goals and change your focus to GOAL ACHIEVEMENT. Accept that you must change your belief around your goals, their achievement and how to turn your dreams into your reality and the results you enjoy will also change. Move your thinking away from only setting goals, to living your goals in the present and creating all the emotions you would feel when you actually achieve all your goals. This practice will assist you to unleash the power, both within yourself and in the universe as a whole.

Practice the Art of Living in the NOW!

Do not spend too much time locked in yesterday, that is gone forever or daydreaming about a tomorrow that may never come? Stop acting as an absenteeism Landlord over the miracle of the moment and savor the miraculous power of consistently and completely utilizing your NOW’S.

Now is all we have. Invested wisely, our now will deliver all our dreams and lead us to live in the magic of life. How would you rather invest your now? In creating the future of your dreams or in mindless pastimes that only pass the time.

Plan for the future you desire, 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 that is available right NOW.

When you expend every NOW in a state of creation, you have no time for judgment, only for growth and joy. All you have is the NOW. Never expend your NOW on anything that is not in line with what makes you feel great. Listen to your emotions; they are your guides that help you to live on purpose. If you feel positive emotions about anything, you are more likely than not on track. Any negative emotions are an indication that whatever you are doing is not aligned with your true life purpose.

Now is all we have. Invested wisely, our now will deliver all our dreams and lead us to live in the magic of life. How would you rather invest your now? In creating the future of your dreams or in mindless pastimes that only distract you and allow you to pass the time.

Live in the moment, never allowing your dreams to run ahead of you, for the person that 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 are simply the start, realizing them is the art.

What do you want from Your Future?

Let your mind out for a walk today and explore the question "WHAT DO I REALLY WANT FROM MY FUTURE?" When you gain clarity around this issue, you become a CREATOR of your circumstances. Continue to blunder, blindly through life and you will remain simply a creature of your circumstances.

Before you can begin to create the future that you can be proud of, you must first decide EXACTLY what you want that future to be like. Until you do this, you are flying blind, five years from now you are going to arrive, my question is WHERE?
Through commitment and complete clarity you get to predict your future one moment at a time.

When you get a crystal clear picture of your future and focus on realizing exactly that, by applying inspired activity to everything you do, you get to predict exactly how your future will be, TODAY.

Your nebulous dreams that you neglect to refine, can never become concrete goals that you can actively pursue. They just remain daydreams beyond the range of your true reality and can never materialize with any real substance.

For you to finally begin to manifest your true aspirations, you must clearly articulate these aims to both yourself and the universe. When you clarify your aspirations, they take on a new substance and what was a mere wish, before becomes real and achievable.

Ready, Fire then 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, do not paralyze yourself with over preparing, AIM, assess your progress, regularly and take corrective action where necessary.

It is a natural tendency for us to overestimate what we can achieve in one year and significantly UNDERESTIMATE all we can achieve in a decade. Take a longer term view of your life and goals. When you decide to follow and apply this simple strategy you will astound yourself with the results you will begin to see materialize in your life.

Your thoughts, words and actions today, determine EXACTLY what your future will be like tomorrow. Consistent patterns of thought and your daily deeds most certainly create your future. Practice the success habit of only thinking thoughts and performing actions that are in line your True Life Purpose and your vision of the future. This very simple yet effective daily practice will help you create the EXACT the future you desire.

When you learn to approach every activity in your life from a position of high energy, with superior levels of trust, optimism, appreciation, reverence, joy and love, you open the door that allows your dreams a chance to escape the confines of your inner doubt and sees them soar into the realm of your reality.

Unleash your dreams

Your dreams are merely your future reality waiting to be set free and your expectations are the fuel that provides the momentum and inspiration for you to create the meaningful dreams that will make a difference to you and the world.

Unless you stop expending your energy on the small stuff, you will never have room to make the really important things happen for you. Discover that one thing that will help you make a meteoric stride toward your success and then apply consistent and persistent effort daily until it is done.

The path to living your dreams is often filled with challenges, when you commit completely to living your goals, you will have the commitment to do what it takes to overcome any challenges that may come your way. Until you stop telling yourself that you only WANT something to manifest in your life and finally decide that what you want is something you absolutely M U S T have, you will not show the commitment and determination required and your dreams will continue to elude you.

To successfully fulfill all your dreams, requires consistent and persistent effort. If you can create an atmosphere of fun, excitement and real deep passion around this process, the work that will be required, will be easy and you will eagerly participate in the process.

Review your Progress

When on the path to achieving your goals you will need to have consistent and regular checks, to ensure that you remain on track. By monitoring your progress on a regular and frequent basis, you will only need to make small corrections to keep you on your path. It is imperative to have a set of predetermined ways to measure and monitor your progress.

Focus on achieving the essence of each of your goals and be open to regularly change individual particulars if necessary. Letting go of or modifying plans that are not working, is an integral part of the goal achievement process. Consistently check and revise your plans and have the courage to discard any that may be weighing you down


Delays in the realizing of your dreams are just that, DELAYS. When you understand that you are not being denied your dreams that things will arrive when the time is right. All your dreams will be yours, if you continue to show tenacity in your will and consistency in your belief.


Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas. http://www.andrewhorton.co.za