For many years, books like The Secret have popularized the idea of the law of attraction. The idea that putting your thoughts out into the universe to create results is a compelling one. It is also an important way to maintain a positive mindset. However, despite what many books and coaching programs would have you believe, it is not a complete solution. It is the starting point, not the end point.

Putting your thoughts into the universe is useless if it is not followed by a strategic plan to achieve your goals and the action necessary to implement that plan. You can think that you want more customers all you want, but if you don’t let people know about your business, no customers will come. Your positive mindset and visualizations need to be followed up by actions. It is the actions that allow you to achieve your goals.

To put you thoughts into action, here are some steps to follow:

  • Create A Plan: Determine what needs to be done to achieve your goal.
  • Gather Resources: Determine what resources you will need. If you do not have all the resources, find ways to acquire them or partner with people who have them.
  • Take Action On Your Plan: You have to take action. Step by step do what is necessary to achieve your goals. Be determined and persistent.

It takes hard work to achieve your goals. Start working.