“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.” I greatly admire this quote for Stephen R. Covey, author of the international best seller ‘The 7 habits of highly effective people”. In your dream journey you will be in need to learn, whether to acquire new knowledge or to develop new skills. One of the secrets behind realising your dream is having a clear strategy to put what you learn into action. The 7 following steps were the strategy I used in making my dream come true:
1- Transform what you learn into actions you can take.
Have a kind of log sheet in which you start adding any idea you learn and which you can be put into action.
While learning how to market for my novel, Michael Hyatt in his best selling book ‘The Platform’ urged the readers to start their social media channels. I put this into action by activating my blog, my Facebook page and my accounts on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
2- Sort out the actions by time.
After writing the list of actions, read it one more time and start putting the actions under categories.
Some actions might fall under learning, others might be networking or volunteering…etc
3- Divide your actions on the coming months.
One of the things that stop people from reaching their dreams is overwhelming themselves by looking at all the details it might include. Take your time and move according to your own pace. Divide the actions you sorted on the coming months, even if you will need to do them on a year. No one is racing with you.