How To Create A Realistic Plan To Achieve What You Want
Every one of us in some forms or another wants to be successful and achieve our dreams. But most of the time we are very blur with what we
want to achieve and do not have any realistic plan to do what it takes to be successful at it. More often than not we also rely on luck and
chance to get it. The best example in this case is someone who wants to get rich but only has one idea to do it – playing and try to win the
lottery. Of course, it is possible, but what is the real possibility of it happening? Creating a realistic plan in order to achieve the desired
results is vital in any case, no matter how high or low your hopes are.
The safest way to do this is by taking successive steps and gradually increasing your chances of reaching your goal. Try to think of a
metaphor and compare your desires with a professional swimming competition. The first thing you need to do, in order to have chances of winning
the race, is to make sure you are not afraid of the water. Before you even consider entering the race you have to eliminate your fears. They are
the ones holding you back, though some of your fears might save you from getting hurt or failing.
Once you are convinced that your goal is worth fighting for, you have to start the hardest stage in your plan - preparation. You cannot expect
to win a professional swimming race when you don’t even know how to swim. Start with the basics and never skip any steps out of desire of
reaching your goal faster. The experience and knowledge you are skipping will probably come back and hurt you later on. Prepare by taking
gradually increasing steps. Swim half a lap first, and then move on to a full lap. Your skills will progress each time and you will soon beat
your own lap records every time you enter the swimming pool. It might take days, weeks or years to prepare for the “race”, depending on what your
goals are. The main thing is to enter the race feeling confident in your own success and having all the skills that would allow you to win.
Taking steps one at a time and keeping your plan realistic gives you two important benefits. The order and precision of a plan brings
confidence. You don’t feel like you are reengaging each new issue on a day-to-day basis. Organizing your strategy reduces the chances of making
wrong moves or taking less efficient decisions.
Secondly, having a sound plan has many psychological benefits and your subconscious mind worries less, giving you more energy to concentrate on
what’s important. You are creating a pattern in your awareness that accepts success and integrates it in your plan. When both your conscious and
subconscious mind believe in your chances of reaching a goal you benefit from a power of concentration and focus that eliminate outside
interference and let you follow the shortest path to success.
Having a realistic plan let’s you change the “unlikely” into “possible” in your quest to be successful and reach your goal.