Having a vision is important. In reality, many people think that if they are interested in something, then other people should too.
And they believe that if you do this, you will have a shot at being successful. But this is not true.
Success depends on much more than having a great idea and chasing after it.
Success depends on how you go about accomplishing that vision.
And here’s the great thing: You can accomplish that vision if you follow these tips.
I believe that most people need to get over their fear of failure.
There’s a difference between knowing you are talented enough to pursue your dreams and knowing you are smart enough to figure out how to achieve your vision.
In the words of Entrepreneur.com, “If you find yourself not knowing how to achieve your dream, ask.
Look for mentors, people who have done it before, and use them as role models.
Accept the fact that it may take years to achieve your vision and don’t give up.”
Delegate the bad things
Once you’ve determined that you’re able to execute your vision, then the next step is to delegate the tasks that will make your vision a reality.
At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own success, but your vision is not your vision alone.
Be confident in your ability to delegate, and let the results speak for themselves.
Set a schedule
Figure out what you are going to do every day to achieve your vision. Schedule times for working on your vision, followed by time to live your life.
Read Brandon Mull’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Mull explains that “Our time is limited, and yet we insist on filling it with things that mean very little in the long run.”
One of the key things that Mull takes away from the book is that people are motivated by three things: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Put all three of these things into your schedule and create a plan.
Learn from the best
Once you’ve figured out how to make your vision a reality, you must learn from the best.
Many times, a person’s greatest strength is also their greatest weakness.
In Brandon Mull’s book The 5 Second Rule, he suggests that “When we’re praised for our weaknesses, we learn to focus on our strengths.”
You must know who your true heroes are, so you can learn from them and the best ways to accomplish your vision.
Work on a specific task every day
Many people get caught up in the journey that they are on.
At the end of the day, there is no such thing as arriving. Instead, we should aim to be better than we were the day before.
To accomplish your vision, you must set yourself up for a life of daily progress.
Spend every day working on something small, simple, and achievable.
Over time, you will be able to build a very high-quality to-do list, and this will go a long way towards accomplishing your vision.
Learn to love the hard work
Hard work is the key to success. Look at the record-breaking LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan.
You simply can’t achieve anything if you don’t put in the time.
You must love the daily grind of working hard and relentlessly pursuing your vision.
Don’t underestimate people
Any successful business, company, brand, or individual that has been around for years has achieved success because of people.
Great ideas will eventually become great products and great products will eventually become great services. Your talent and smarts are essential, but people are the key to achieving your vision.
There are many more tips to achieve your vision, and I have provided a few here.
However, the biggest lesson that all of the examples above have taught us is that we can all achieve our vision if we just do what we know in our hearts is right.
You can become anything you want, but you must do the work to achieve it. The things you dream of are within your reach.
Dream big, and then dream even bigger.
“Do you have a degree in business? Well, that degree was useful for understanding the business world,” Hazen says.
“But it doesn’t help you now. You’re starting with a blank slate. That’s the most important part of this. The world has changed since you graduated.”
His advice? Don’t believe what you think you know about your dream.
“If you were still in school and someone told you you could be a singer, you’d probably say, ‘Yeah, right, who is going to pay for this?’ In reality, you could have been a singer. You just didn’t know it.”
So, if you’ve discovered that you can write a book, make a podcast, shoot a short film, or whatever else it is you have been imagining, embrace your dream.
“Don’t let the doubt speak,” Hazen says.
“Your problem might not be anyone else. It might just be you,” Hazen says.
The way to face your dream is to rely on yourself, with no outside support.
“Let it go,” Hazen says. “Just try it. See what happens. And if you fail, then you’re going to find out you can do anything.
What matters is not that you failed, but how you reacted. If you let it get you down and you fail, that’s fine.
You should be allowed to fail. But if you get down on yourself or give up, then that is the death of your dream.”