Two simple questions will help you to stay focused and motivated.

1. What Do I Want?

Start by writing. Spend 30 minutes jotting down your answer to this question. Don’t think too hard, just write down whatever comes into your head. Then distil from these notes a summary of your dream. Next, gather information – be exhaustive, collate ideas and images that represent your dream. Make your dream as big, bold and colourful as you can so you can see, hear, taste and smell what it will be like when you achieve your dream.

2. Why Do I Want It.

Explore your reasons for wanting this dream. Summarise your reasons in a single clear statement and put it somewhere where you will see it often. This reminder of your reasons will help you to stay motivated when things get tough.