Step 1. Good points made here but also add to it: Define your major purpose/what you love to do more than anything(you may be great at 2 or 3 things…but you may wanna choose 1 you most LoVE, unless you enjoy experiencing 3 thangs@once, then by all means go for it!(just realize that you may wanna look at all the work/sacrifice it takes to make all these things happen and decide if you’re up for the challenge) … & make sure it can make money. i.e Don’t play piano in a sound proof room… bring it to the public/market and play in a band, church, assisted living, online tutorial, music lessons.(pardon my analogy, i know R.E Investing is the subject here & should be you deciding if this is your main aim in life??) I know it is mine. Step 2. Journal(ok, well journal can be used for a lot of things)…I think the main thing here, as with all things is focus where/awareness… so be it a journal/goal sheet/hell…just write down ur frigin’ goals on a piece of paper…but better yet…don’t stop@goals. I would much prefer you write down a plan. Expand on the goal thang…and bring it to a full out fruition of a PLAN. I would suggest short term i.e 3 month “I will do this process to obtain this goal in this amount of time…” it should be paragraphs written out of your detailed plan of what you are doing/what you wanna accomplish.”…then also 6 month, 1 year, 2 year, 5 year… you decide the time line that fits for you. Then what you are going to do (IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED)… is to Read your PLAN DAILY 1st thing in the morning & last thing at night. If you FOCUS and strive toward your goals and not only that… you have to have a sense of URGENCY.. and a DEADLINE! If you have a LOT riding on the accomplishment of your Goal… you most certainly will achieve it. Think about it… if it’s ah what the heck, roll over in bed, with no particular aim…you won’t get no where really fast…probably just spin in circles. However if you have say $5-10k riding on it… will you accomplish it? You bet you will. Way more likely than if you just roll over and take it. And that my friends is an intense WHY. (now if ur really paying attention…this is basically the steps explained in Think n’ Grow Rich that will allow you to achieve any goal, How many of you have put this into Practice? You should, I know it does, because i was able to buy 2 multi family properties within a short time frame (i’m remembering maybe 9 months, can’t quite remember) and at the time I had no financing available… was able to flip an REO and buy a triplex rental property. And STEP 1 before you do STEP 2 is to get inspired, watch “Cinderella Man” or some inspirational move/book. TRUST ME…you have an urgency to get a goal accomplished with a deadline, write down plan and read it daily, you will find the energy, know how…etc. Mentor/coach will guide you…. I’m goona stop here before it turns into a book.