How To: Achieve Your Dreams!

If you haven't been following along with me on social media, I'm excited to announce I've started a Youtube channel!

One of my goals this year is to learn about shooting and editing videos to make me a more well-rounded photographer. So, Youtube is one of my little projects to help me further express my interests and achieve my goals!

But enough about me... You're here to learn how to achieve your own goals! In the video above, I break down my method into 4 easy steps. Give it a watch, or keep reading to learn more!

1. Write down your goals!

This is a big one. It's easy to spend your days daydreaming, but putting pen to paper makes a big difference when it comes to achieving those dreams. 

2. Hang your goals in a visible place.

This is what makes the biggest difference for me. By hanging your goals in a visible place, you have a daily reminder to keep working towards those goals! With that subtle nudge, you can make decisions more easily by asking yourself, "Does this help me work towards my goals?" 

3. Break them down into smaller goals.

Sometimes our goals can seem a little lofty. That's why it's important to break those big goals into smaller ones. Rather than working towards the big goal each day, you work towards the smaller ones that will eventually lead you to complete the big one. Running 520 miles this year may seem outrageous, but when you break it down to 10 miles a week, it's much more manageable!

4. Check in every quarter. 

As time goes on, it's important to step back occasionally and check on your progress. Are you behind schedule or whizzing ahead? Is this even a goal you would still like to achieve, or have your interests shifted? Now is the time to answer these questions! I like to check in every 3-4 months to see how I'm doing.

And that's it! It is not impossible to achieve your dreams... don't ever let anyone tell you it is. 

Go out there and kick some ass! You got this.

Regan Shorter

42000 Saint-Etienne

Regan is a freelance photographer and travel blogger.