Bringing Your Ideas to Life
You’ve finally stumbled upon it: the next big idea for your life, the next big goal. But what next? What should you do to bring that idea to life? The four steps below provide the answer. Together they make for the perfect start to taking your next big idea from dream to reality.

DEFINE IT
The first thing you need to do is get clear about what you want. With a pen or pencil in hand, write down exactly what you want. Unfortunately, happiness or success won’t do it; you need to paint such a vivid picture that any stranger off the street would have no questions about what you were after.

SEE IT
You can now read it, but can you see it? Picturing your goals or ideas – working toward and accomplishing them – will go a long way in bringing your idea to life and motivating you to make it happen. Sitting in your most comfortable chair, close your eyes, take a deep breath and see yourself moving toward and enjoying the success of your next big idea.

SHARE IT
The next step to bringing your idea to life is to share it. However, not just anyone will do; you must choose wisely. Be sure to spread the word only to those who will encourage, support, and challenge you to be your best, not someone who will resent your desire for improvement.

REMEMBER IT
Life can be, and often is, chaotic. With an endless to-do list and constant demands on your time and energy, it can be easy to lose site of the things that matter most. Placing reminders – written notes, pictures, etc. – around your home or office will keep the next big goal from getting lost in the mix.

by Jason M. Gracia – Motivation123™