Chapter 4 - A do-it-yourself guide

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A do-it-yourself guide

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  "They can see a goal really clearly, and the 'how to' images begin to appear like magic. While the goal may seem bold, they can imagine doing all these little steps on the road to that goal. We call it vision.
  "Finally, they are willing to do something each day, according to a plan, that will bring them one step closer to their dream. We call it action.
  "Passion + vision + action is our equation for success."1 Marilyn King runs courses and seminars teaching Olympian Thinking to corporate executives. She has also launched a Dare To Imagine project to pass on the same techniques to at-risk young people in her home city of Oakland, California.
  So how can you apply the same principles to anything else you want to achieve and learn - and how can you do it faster, better, easier?

2. Dare to dream - and imagine your future
 
  If, as we believe, nearly all things are now possible: what would you really like to do? What's your real passion? The thing you'd like to do more than anything else? Make great wine? Become the district golf champion? Get a doctorate? Start a new career?
  Nearly every major achievement in the world has started with a vision: from Ford to Disneyland, Sony to Microsoft. So take up the King challenge - and dare to imagine what you'd like to achieve.

3. Set a specific goal - and set deadlines
 
  Ask yourself first: What specifically do I want to learn? Why do I want to learn it?
  If it's a new job, a new skill, a new hobby, a trip overseas, a new sport, a musical instrument or a new challenge, what will you need to know?
  It's easier to learn anything if you have a set goal. When you've done that, break it down into achievable bite-sized pieces. Then set realistic deadlines for each step, so you can see your success from the start.

4. Get an enthusiastic mentor - fast
 
  Whatever you want to learn, many others have already learned it. When you've set your goals, find an enthusiast you can come to for specific advice. And if you can swap skills, even better.
  Let's say you're a printer who wants to learn word processing. Obviously you'll be skilled in typography. So find a word processing

 

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