107 Simple Ways To Turn Your Dreams into Reality

by Brad Isaac on March 24, 2008

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March 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Wowsers! That’s some list! You missed one though as I didn’t see a point about being concise with your goals anywhere on your list… (just kidding!).

I think you may actually be a bit insane to produce such a massive list! Seriously though, that’s an impressive post.

March 25, 2008 at 2:11 am

Nice List very Inspiring!

March 25, 2008 at 9:08 am

Brad, from what I could read, this is great stuff! Unfortunately, the first few letters on the left of each line are missing. Like the margin is moved a half inch to the right, cutting off that portion of the left side of the page. I wonder what is causing it?

Dick Hamblin March 25, 2008 at 10:27 am

The compilation of the list itself demonstrates the steady work to achieve a worthwhile goal!

Actually only 106 since there is no number 5 – bet you thought I wasn’t paying attention.

Brad Isaac March 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

@Mike King: Well, I felt a bit crazy at times getting it all organized. whew!

@Jase, hey, thanks for stopping by. I found your site by accident last week when I was doing some cleanup on my firefox folders. I used your Change Firefox Folder Icons guide to clean them up and label them. Good job on that..BTW.

March 25, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Wow, good job, Brad. I especially like 90, not for requests put on me by others, but for requests put on me by me.

90. Strip away time wasting requests – Sometimes whether to say no or yes is not clear. It seems like a good idea at the time. To prevent yourself from committing to something you’ll regret later, go through a short checklist to decide if the requests are worth your time:

1. Is it win-win?

2. Is it logical?

3. Is this request something I can do and be happy about it?

4. Do you have the time to do it?

5. (I would change this for listening to yourself: i.e., does this matter or have a payoff that you want.)

Brad Isaac March 25, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Ria, great spin on that one (note to self…) You’re absolutely right. Sometimes my own requests can be over the top.

March 26, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Yes, sometimes I am shocked how deep I get and how fast I get into some enterprise that seemed like a good idea on the surface. And then you look at it later and are like, what was I thinking? How could I not have seen how big/lengthy/unsatisfying, etc. this is?

That’s what you call experience: you did it, you undid it, and you lived to tell! :)

Brad Isaac March 27, 2008 at 8:09 am

What you describe is the opposite of #22 Use the Hindsight is 20/20 in advance method . Where that might be good for tasks such as “organizing my desk”

What you are describing is more the project oriented version. It’s worth delving into more. Big projects can seem fun up front and have low pain expectancy, but often get mired in countless details down the road… You’re right, we need to see the big picture.

Brad Isaac March 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Actually only 106 since there is no number 5 – bet you thought I wasn’t paying attention.

Actually, there is a #5, it just wasn’t bolded like the others (lost it’s formatting). I’ve fixed it so it’s more visible now.

March 30, 2008 at 10:53 am

Hi there, great post, from what I catched a glimpse on. I follow your posts regularly and am a huge fan.

One little suggestion: As I like to print out articles (long enough to call it that :) ) and read them on the train, how about adding a “print-button” or pdf-link to it. I just copied it, put it into a nex doc, deleted the adverts… Since I follow a huge load of blogs, a feature like this would be very comfortable in the future.

Thanks for considering,


Brad Isaac March 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm


I’d be happy to include that function. Frankly, I am not sure which plugin or addon I’d need to accomplish it. Do you know of any printing/ convert to pdf plugins that are reliable and would work here?

March 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Hi Brad

Thank you very much for your quick positive answer..
Sorry, but I have no idea about plugins that do that.

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