Define Dreams and Fears
When doing a long term plan, define your fears as well as your dreams.
Mitigate the fears. Its fear that stops us from trying things - we generally rather be unhappy than uncertain. You can mitigate it by using these questions when ever you stop yourself from doing something that scares you...
- What are you not doing because of fear
- What are you missing out by not doing it?
- Why aren't you doing it?
- What's the absolute worst case scenario?
- If the worst happens how can you fix it?
- What is the most likely outcome?