Dream, Believe, Act and Achieve

This is the simple 4 step progress to achieving you dreams.

First you need to create your dream, your vision, your big goal.

If you don’t have a vision, a goal or a target how will you know what direction to go in.

Action without Vision is a Nightmare is a well known Japanese quote, and whilst nightmare might be a bit dramatic, it will be impossible for our efforts to results in achieving our dreams if we do not know what our dreams are.

So step 1 is to clarify our Dreams 🙂

Once we have our dream now we need to create the belief in ourselves that our dream is possible.

If we don’t believe in our dream or that we can achieve it, then we will probably never begin to act on our dream, or if we do we will stop at the first sign of failure.

We need belief in order to push ourselves and continue through failures on to success. If our dreams are big enough it’s likely we will encounter some failure along the way.

We need to create a plan we can believe in, something which has small early successes to motivate us as we start, and has clear milestones that we can track our progress against.

If our plan doesn’t feel believable, then change it, maybe extend it. If i want to lose 10kg off my belly, whilst 5kg per week might not be possible, maybe 1kg per week is, which just means my dream could be achieved in 10 weeks rather than 2.

If we don’t believe our plans, or that we can achieve our dream, then we are doomed to failure.

So step 2 is Believe 🙂

The next stage is the one most people have difficulty with and its probably the easiest, it’s Act. If you never start you have zero chance of success, as the Japanese proverb says Vision without action is a Daydream.

So we need to act, we need to start, we need to dive in at just give it a go. Remember, we already believe we can do it, we just need to start.

Procrastination kills more dreams than anything!

So step 3 Act 🙂

Once we have our Dream, we Believe we can achieve it, and we start to Act, then the next stop is Achievement.

If we believe we can do it, and we start we will make progress, and with the small successes and milestones being achieved we will create the Motivation we need to keep going until the end.

Often we over complicate things, but this really is a simple process, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to do, it just means it’s easy to understand and if we can understand it then we increase our probability of success.

So what are you waiting for why not just Dream, Believe and Act because you never know you just might Achieve 🙂


Gordon Tredgold

Leadership Principles