A goal is a dream with a deadline

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”—Napoleon Hill

I’m a dreamer. I have a list a mile-long of books I want to write, places I want to visit, and ideas I want to chase. Sure, some of them are byproducts of Shiny Bright Object Syndrome, but many of them are things I’ve been dreaming about for years. And the list keeps getting longer as I add new ideas without crossing any off. (A bit like my TBR pile, if I’m honest.)

One of the first phrases I learned in Spanish was “un día de éstos.” One of these days. It sums up my attitude to a lot of my projects. I’m going to write a fairytale retelling series—one of these days. One of these days, I want to visit Spain. Someday I’m going to learn to fly.

Are you sensing the pattern here? I have all these things I want to do, but I’ve never pinpointed when I want to do them. If I’m going to get these things done, then I need to give myself a deadline and set a plan in motion.

This month’s issue is all about goal setting and defining your idea of success, along with systems to help you stay on track. And if this still feels outside your comfort zone, our mindset article will help you get into the business mindset.

So I’m sitting down with my Dream List, and the lessons I’ve learned from these articles, and making a plan for 2022. Because it’s time I stop saying “un día de éstos” and start writing that fairytale series. And who knows, maybe Spain is in my future too.

Robyn Sarty

Managing Editor

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