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Vision, Goals, Plan, Execution Equates to Success

You can achieve your dreams of happiness and success with six defining ingredients. Ready to be all you are destined to be? Read on…

[orig. post 2015]

You can achieve happiness and success in business and life with six defining ingredients. Ready to be all you are destined to be? Read on…

🔥 Simple ingredients to achieving your dreams:

  1. Vision

  2. Goal

  3. Plan

  4. Execution

  5. Fail

  6. Repeat

Many have dreams and for most this starts or is conjured at a young age. We are taught young to have a dream, the bigger the better.

Achieve Your Dreams Ingredient #1: Vision

Essentially, what you dream about becomes the dream you vision as a reality. Every successful person and business started with a vision of what they wanted and how it looked once ‘built’.

I remember one of my earliest visions for a business was developing a product. I didn’t know what that product would be or how I’d do it, but the vision was to develop something. 

Over time, I not only developed a physical product (and took to market), but I developed numerous online digital products over the years, including books and courses. 

Your initial vision may be a bit cloudy, but over time will become clear. 

Ingredient #2: Goal

You should spend time on creating both short-term and long-term goals. There are numerous goal planners on the market, or you can check out this free goal resource to help you achieve your dreams of success. 

Tip: Your goals must be clear and concise. Your way of getting to those goals and dreams comes from a plan – Ingredient #3. 

Ingredient #3: Plan

Sometimes we fail and our plans are greatly flawed, it is about the execution of the plan that matters; with all our  ❤️  and might.

We can plan for the unexpected and still fail. 

We can plan for every possible situation, and still fail. The important part of the recipe for success in business is the ingredients – continuing to add them one-by-one until you achieve success. 

You can not achieve success without executing your initial vision with goals and a plan. 

Ingredient #4: Execution

However, even when we plan and execute our goals, we fail. On other occasions… we succeed! You must keep moving forward no matter what. Einstein, Jobs and numerous other trailblazers did not stop just because their plan failed or the execution flawed. 

Can you imagine a world without computers? Okay, if you happen to be as old as I am at the time of writing this, yes, you can imagine a world without computers. Ahh, a much simpler world indeed! 

YOU MUST WORK YOUR TAIL OFF, give it 150% and more…yes you may fail, many times fail, but that is what a DREAM is about. You will REPEAT until you succeed.

 

Achieve Your Dreams by Dreaming...

Our dreams can be made up of anything and will fall into either: relationships, personal or financial. There is a potential to have multiple dreams. As a child, I had huge dreams of being a doctor and saving the world. Little did I know the Universe had other plans for me and I did not become a doctor nor have I saved the world yet.

I also always dreamed of financial freedom, until I reached that and realized money could not buy happiness and in fact, added a whole new set of problems. I always thought being “wealthy” or “rich” by society’s standards would give me everything I wanted as a small girl who grew up in society’s standard of “poor.” Money brought great sadness, guilt, and loss of self. 

Many young girls dream of children, career, pets and yes, the big house on the corner with a white picket fence. [Vision, Goals, Plan, Execution Equates to Success]

GEEZE, how come no one ever tells you THAT dream just does not exist? I mean, to some level your vision (dream) will alter as reality sets in as you are working toward achieving success. 

To achieve and get closer to YOUR DREAMS, you MUST, must work your tail off and keep at it through all the bumps and bruises that’ll happen along the way.

Repeat this mantra: Vision, Goals, Plan, Execution Equates to Success.

Necessary Ingredients to Achieve Your Dreams

There are numerous internet search results that’ll assist anyone looking for in-depth discussion on the necessary ingredients for success, trust me, they are plentiful. In 2020 (updated year), there is truly no new concept or idea – that does not mean you should stop dreaming – acting on your visions. 

Keep dreaming and moving forward toward reaching your goals, even when your plans and execution fail. Because you will fail. Everyone fails in their life, and starting a business is no exception. 

Defining Ingredient to Achieve Success

Ingredient #5: Fail

Unfortunately, you will fail. Everyone fails at some point in their life, this includes starting a business. Writers fail. Freelancers fail. Social media markerts, digital marketers, and even The President of The United States fails. 

The good news is you can overcome your failure by repeating the same action or motion (with minor tweaks) until you succeed. That’s the name of the game in business and life. 

Ingredient #6: Repeat

I am a strong believer in constant forward motion even if that means you feel like you are living a Ground Hog’s Day. 

Subsequently, there will be more fail-repeats throughout your journey then successes. One of your biggest obstacles will be avoiding burnout

Achieve Your Dreams, Avoid This… 

Research shows that about $300 billion is lost every year by entrepreneurs due to the effects of burnout. So, if you underestimate the effects of burnout on the entrepreneur or freelance space, you may need to reconsider your stance – burnout has a negative effect not only on your happiness (well being), but your business will head straight for failureville. 

In my twenty plus years, I have burned myself out numerous times. You have to realize that when you run a business, you need to look at the overall well-being, this includes you! 

A typical burnout rate can easily range from 60 days to 6 months. Anything less than that is already a huge indicator your business model or dreams of being an entrepreneur need significantly modified. 

In my business, I make a goal of achieving each of the 7 strategies every day. In order for me to maintain that number, I need to make a conscious effort daily. And that’s not always easy. This is exactly why I do so much talking about the topic and using timers. 

If you are thinking of starting a business (I don’t care what type of business), you need to have a solid foundation of personal well-being to succeed. 

Final Thoughts

Build a Solid Dream Foundation

Many new dream seekers get over excited about starting their goal-inspired online passive generating business that they forget the essential solid foundation required to achieve their dreams of success. 

YOU! 

Your well-being is essential to long-term happiness and success. You can grab the 6 ingredients and mix them together to achieve your dreams – absolutely possible! 

I hope you found value in this article. Make sure you join my FREE videos where I teach you How to Build a Happy and Successful Business (AND Avoid Burnout…Long-Term)!

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Susan R Kiley is an author, content creation expert, blogger, podcast host and YouTube host. She provides real-world information on how to build wildly happy and successful businesses using content without overwhelm. The Success YOU podcast is all about empowering today’s content creator, aspiring writer and YOU to finally do the dang thing and start doing today that truly makes you happy! Susan also runs a digital agency, Kiley Media.

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