Note from Stephen: I’ve been taking a break from posting. Here is a guest article by Mario Taylor II, Co-Author of Plan “B” Sucks: Work on Your Dreams, Not Your Boss’s
If I told you to meet me at the bank because I was going to give you a check for $10 million dollars, hopefully your first question is, “How do I get there??!!”
Why? Because anytime you want to get somewhere you have never been, you seek direction. If you choose to get there without directions you may get lost or not even try to go at all because you have no idea where to start. The exact same question should be used when you want to achieve something, especially your dreams.
Take this real world example: Craig Hurovitz, a psychologist at the University of Hartford, led several studies that showed people born without the ability to see reported no visual imagery in their dreams, only a heightened sense of smell, taste and touch.
Think about it like this: How can you fulfill something you cannot define? How can you become something you have never seen? It is impossible! The first step to achieving a goal is to find out who may have done it already (or at least who has done something similar). Yes, you will need to do some research. No matter how obscure you think your goal may seem, from selling chocolate covered ants to breeding and selling pigeons, information is out there.
Let me give you an example:
Preston’s dream is to become a doctor. The first thing he thought to do was to speak with someone who is already a doctor. Fortunately, his favorite uncle is a doctor, so he just gave him a call to ask him some questions. “Do you love what you do?” “What kind of doctor are you?” “How many years of schooling did you go through to be where you are now?” “Where did you get started?” Etc…
But, let’s say Preston didn’t have a favorite uncle who was a doctor…he still could get those same questions answered a different way. He could use the internet to find his answers. Granted, he would have to go through a lot of information, but by doing so it may open his eyes to things he would not have thought to ask.
Remember, “There is nothing new under the sun.” So more than likely whatever you want to do someone has already done it or at least tried in some form or fashion. This should be very encouraging NOT discouraging because now you know that there is a possible blueprint for what you want to do. Your job now is to do your homework aka MAVEN UP!
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