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That's what happens in many, perhaps most, cases. The dream is there, but the means to fulfill it is lacking.
According to a blog I read today by Michael Nichols, it's the specifics that are missing. Nichols points out that making your goals more specific can provide the energy and momentum you need to accomplish your goals. That is the secret.
What a great idea!
It's like my writing mentor, Jane Deringer, used to tell me. Be specific in your descriptions as you write and revise your novel. Be specific in the details you give in your story.
The journalist is urged to use what, when, how, and why as they write an article for publication. It's like an outline for your life.
Be more specific, Nichols says.
- Be specific in exactly what the goal is you wish to accomplish.
- Be specific about the time by when you plan to achieve this goal.
- Be specific as you decide how the goal will be met.
- Be specific about the help you need to reach your goal.