As anyone who has ever dreamt big will tell you, there’s a big difference between wanting something and getting it. And it’s not even an impossible dream if you know how to do it.
The first step is honesty. Whoa!! What do you mean honesty? I’m honest. Yes, but are you honest with yourself when it comes to your strengths and weaknesses? Maybe.
You might want to have the kind of money that Bill Gates has, but do you have the same kind of mind that he has, the same kind of drive that he has, and the same kind of entrepreneurial skills that he has? If you can answer yes to all these questions, then, there’s no reason you can’t have the kind of money that Bill Gates has.
The second step is looking at your weaknesses. We all have some weaknesses but, can we turn our stumbling blocks into stepping stones? The answer is yes, if you have the determination and drive of a pit bull and your dreams aren’t vastly beyond your capabilities.
The third step is looking at your strengths and capitalizing on them. Most people think that if something comes easily to them, it can’t be worth much, or they think that everyone else can do it. Wrong. It’s what is called a strength or a talent. Make the most of it.
The fourth step is doing your research. Get a firm understanding of your target area, your customers or clients, your financing, the economic factors involved in getting your dream off the ground, and your geographical location of where you want to start your business.
The fifth step is doing your networking. Get input from the finest minds you can tap into and then set about making the kind of contacts that you will need to launch your dream.
The sixth step is to visualize this dream in its entirety, leaving nothing out.
The seventh step is to desire it so much that you eat it, sleep it, and are so immersed in it, that it becomes your entire focus, and then, put the full force of your will behind it.
The eighth step is to have a game plan and go after it, letting nothing get in the way of your goal, and never losing focus, not even for a minute.
Follow these steps and your dream will become a reality.