The 7 following steps were the strategy I used in making my dream come true:
4- Work harder during vacations and holidays.
Working passionately on your dream is fun and that’s the main objectives from holidays. To have fun. Instead of getting lazy during vacations, I used to work for 3 hours daily on my dream.
5- Prioritise your actions.
Some actions need to be taken before others. In my case, attending writing courses was my top priority, while searching for publishing houses came later on my list.
6- Block a part of your day for your dream without affecting your personal life.
In holidays people tend to sleep more and get lazy. Use this for your best. Wake up early and work while your family members and friends are asleep. Let this thought fuels you; you’re working on your dream while they are immersed in theirs.
7- Postpone harder tasks to yearly vacations.
While some actions on your list might take few minutes like making a call or surfing the web others might require long hours. Learning to market and to network were two of the most challenging tasks I encountered along my journey. Delaying them to my annual vacation helped me to take my time to read, learn and comprehend what needed to be done. Though working during vacation, I was less stressed knowing that I don’t have to go to work while already struggling with tasks related to my dream. In addition, I knew that I had to work on hard tasks for few hours while the rest of the day would be spent in outings and relaxation.
Remember Stephen R. Covey’s quote, “To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know” and take it easy. Your dream started to be realised the moment you decided to read and/or watch this series.