It is a new year.
SO, let me begin by asking you, “What is your dream?”
Your big dream.
What is it that you want to accomplish in your life? What is it that you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your big dream? How can it ever be accomplished?
Pulitzer-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter observed: “I am appalled at the aimlessness of most people’s lives. Fifty percent don’t pay any attention to where they are going; forty percent are undecided and will go in any direction. Only ten percent know what they want and some of them don’t even move toward it.”
Will you decide that this year you will be focused and not aimless?
The new year means a new start. What will you do differently this year to move toward making your dream a reality?
That is what my book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.
I have developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, I use a simple tool I developed that I call the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your Big Dream, and stay focused as you Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.
Here is a story about a conversation I have had several times through the years…
The seminar was starting in about thirty minutes. I was setting up my computer, and getting ready for the lecture portion of the class. One of the women registered as a student for the training came up to me.
“I want to write a book,” she said. “It has always been my dream.”
“Then you need to write your book,” I said. “You can do it.”
“But, I never have the time,” she said. “I have a job and a family. I never have time to get away and write my novel.”
“You don’t need to get away to write it,” I said. “You need to start on it now, where you are.”
“But, I would never have time,” she said.
“If you write one page a day, you’ll have 365 pages by this time next year,” I said. “That is plenty of pages for a book.”
“Wow,” she replied. “I never thought of it like that.”
“So, my assignment to you is this,” I said. “Write one page today. Start now. Today. You have a few minutes before we start the class. Go get some paper, and begin writing it now. Then, write some more during lunch, and during our dinner break. By the end of today, you should have one page.”
“It can’t be that simple,” she said.
“I have written over 50 books,” I replied. “It is just that simple. Start small, and start now.”
She did. By the end of the day she had a title, an outline, and three pages written for her book.
Dream Big: Write a book
Start Small: Write one page
Start Now: Immediately. Today. Now!
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Learn how by ordering Diane Wigstone’s new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” today!
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