Or, put it this way:
OK. Let me pass along some practical and workable advice and tools which have been battled tested in the trenches of life and Internet Marketing.
The DREAM. Your dream comes from the MAP OF POSSIBILITES. Think of a globe. Can you put a big red X on places you don't want to visit, like, for me, the Antarctica. BRRRRRRR.
Put a big green O on places you'd like to see, like Hawaii, Scotland, Japan or Egypt.
MOST of us wish about going/doing/having/being something, someone or some place.
From the Map of Possibility (in IM, it might look like this; CPA, PLR, AutoBlogging, Product Development, Creative Services, etc. etc....just as many IM possibilities as places on a map to visit)...after wishing.
Comes the adding of DESIRE. You turn the wish into a WANT. You can use a tool I developed called the Binary Matrix, where you compare TWO things against each other within several options, to get a clearer view of PRIORITIES. In the above example,
Hawaii vs Scotland.
Scotland vs Japan
Hawaii vs Japan
The Binary Matrix spits out the most "thought" about preference, and you can assign a numerical value to it, so Hawaii might come out on top. Then you
DECIDE to turn your want into reality.
So from the Map of Possibility you've put wishes (possibilities) into a Binary Matrix and came out with a preference, a high ranking DESIRE and then you decide to get what you want.
The wish has become desire.
NOW, you DESIGN. My students use a tool called the Pyramid of Accomplishment, which shows a visual image of a triangle (pyramid) which represents both TIME and the steps it takes to reach the top. This is a PLAN.
I've found over the years that most FAILURE comes from a lack of an executable plan. You see it every day here at the WF, frustration and despair from people who jumped into IM and are now lost, poor or have spent a large amout of time...
FOLLOW SOMEONE ELSE'S PLAN.
And the thing I've learned is, a person will stick to a PERSONAL PLAN, one which he makes up and takes into consideration his "real" amount of time and any other hurdles he must jump to make it happen.
When a person uses the Pyramid Of Action (Accomplishment) they can clearly see the steps, know what obstacles may be coming and work through any unforeseen problems.
Once they have the PLAN. Then they pull the trigger and DO.
BUT, here is a catch.
IF they are NOT held accountable by someone else, they will have a tendency to slack off and cheat and chase after other "sparkly, shiny" projects which appear to have a better answer for them (seldom if never does, just wastes more time).
This is the basis of my coaching program, and you can profit from using these 5 steps, however you want to call or name them and then finding someone, maybe in a Master Mind group here at WF or a friend, or someone...who is rooting for you to succeed...
to hold you accountable. I think it is the missing ingredient in so many frustrated Warrior's life.
Every day I see a LACK of PLANNING.
A lack of accountability.
A lackluster execution.
Frustration and despair.
Start with a good DREAM. The get to the DO and cross off the time on the steps to the top and before you know it (because TIME and the Internet wait for NO man or woman)...you'll be at the top of the Pyramid and those on the ground will wonder what your secret is.
The secret? You just walked up the steps one by one, not a piece of cake, but DOABLE.
The 5 D's. USE them. See the benefits.