I find that by setting aside 15 minutes at the start of each work day to plan my day, I can focus on the most urgent and most important. I then ask myself: “What key activity will I do today towards achieving my most important goal.” I then schedule time in my diary to do it, as though it were a dedicated meeting. I can then closet myself away for that time period to work in a focussed manner on that next step towards my goal, without interruptions. In isolation, it may appear that little progress is made, depending on the size of the task to finish, but day by day and week by week, I then notice how my big goal is closer to being achieved. There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "One step at a time is good walking". Jim Collins (Good to Great author) in his latest book, talks about the 20 mile walk. Steady, planned progress, day by day.... All great achievements are done by having a clear goal, and then getting on with it, one (aligned and focused) step at a time.
Dreaming big on its own will not achieve anything. A dream without a plan is just a wish. By setting aside time daily to plan, and then actually doing what we planned, we can achieve great things.