Before you start a project you have a picture in your mind of what the end product should look like and the benefits you will derive from it. Business and life are no different, but most of us ignore that very simple concept. We all should spend some time planning our business and personal lives and decide what our dream of success and wealth really look like.

Ten percent of the population who set goals for themselves out-achieve the 90 percent who don’t. The first thing you should do is determine what your dream and goals are.

Once you have a dream, break it down into small pieces you can achieve easily and start working toward your dream. This dream will change over time, and that is ok. Allow yourself to enjoy each step as you achieve it. Make your steps small; if you try to take steps that are too big, you will fail and never achieve your dream. Don’t get so intent on achieving your long-term dream that you fail to slow down and “smell the roses” along the way. Take each step seriously and do it right the first time and enjoy the process.