Pursuing Your Dreams Requires Just 3 Steps

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STEP #1: Set Small Steps

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward”

-Louis Sachar

You can’t achieve it in one fell swoop

So stop trying to fit it all in. You can’t!

Every success requires small actions

Those actions are the building blocks to achievement.

  • Working a 9–5 and Investing
  • Buying Real Estate
  • Building an unsexy business like Plumbing or Landscaping (Yes, it’s true)
  • Freelancing a high-ticket skill like Copywriting or Programming
  • Fundrise
  • Index Funds
  • Self-Directed IRAs (minimizes fees to fund managers)
  • Crypto
  • Dividend Stocks
  • You break down the large goals into small chunks.
  • Then you break those down into manageable tasks.
  • Then break those into small action steps.

Often, it’s just finding the next best thing

Why?

“We rise to great heights by a winding staircase of small steps”

-Francis Bacon

STEP #2: Plan Your Week

“The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities”

-Stephen Covey

We are a distracted society.

Set an Intention

Being intentional is being deliberate and conscientious about what you’re doing and how your time is being spent. You’re making deliberate choices about what you’re going to do.

  • You can waste it
  • Use it
  • Invest it.

Don’t let circumstances rule your week

When you plan your week, you’re making choices about what’s important. If you don’t, you leave it up to chance and circumstances. And they’re poor advocates for what’s best.

Life will always throw curve balls

The unexpected always pops up.

“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan”

-Margaret Thatcher

STEP #3: Push Through

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”

-Theodore Roosevelt

It will get hard

When you choose to do something, there are always parts that are difficult.

“We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limiations

-Stephen Covey

Motivation declines

There are times when you lose motivation. You’re not sure you really want it anymore.

There will always be tests

I think life throws tests your way on purpose.

  • Do you want to remain where you’re at, or do you really want it?
  • Do you realize what you have to give up in order to get it?
  • Are you willing to sacrifice to make it there?

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t”

-Jerry Rice

  • Take small steps daily.
  • Plan out your week
  • Keep pushing through

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Jacob Wachtel

Jacob Wachtel

Content | Developer | Freelancer — Fascinated by the power of stories and ideas | Aspiring log-cabin owner