When it comes to starting new projects or working on goals you’ve always dreamt of achieving, there is one problem that almost everyone encounters: the lack of time. Maybe you’re thinking of learning a new language, or writing a book, or turning your hobby into a business. You spend hours thinking about how you would do these things, yet when it comes to actually sitting down and doing them, you realize you don’t have time. Your job, children, everyday chores… all these seem to be more important than your dreams. Maybe it’s time you changed this opinion you have about your goals and the lack of time, and try a new approach. “Achieve in 5!” is the book that will show you how to take a project to the finish line by working on it 5 minutes a day.
Lesa Hammond is a PhD career development expert and the Executive Director of Achievement U, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering young people to achieve their dreams. She decided to write “Achieve in 5!” after she experienced her own difficulties with finding the time to accomplish some of her goals. She knew that many people have the same problem: “Many smart people with good ideas don’t achieve their goals. It is not because they don’t know how, but because they don’t take their goals to the finish line.” So she came up with a unique method that would help anyone take their goals to the finish line by committing to it 5 minutes a day, every day.
Just as the author explains at the beginning of her book, Achieve in 5! is a very simple, yet very effective method. What you have to do it identify what you want to accomplish, think of how you want to accomplish it and then commit to work on your project at least 5 minutes every day. Of course you can work more, but keep in mind that when you finish those 5 minutes of working, you’ve reached your goal for that day and even though you do nothing for your project until the following day, you can be proud of yourself because you’ve taken action and you’re about to make some great changes. You will see that, in reality, it doesn’t take that much effort or time to accomplish something you want. You simply have to stop thinking about doing it and actually do it. Five minutes a day is not much, but it is enough in the long run. Soon you will start seeing amazing, quick results.
“Achieve in 5!” will also teach you about other methods based on making small improvements every day, offering you the opportunity to combine them as you see fit. For instance, you will learn about Kaizen (“kai” = “change”; “zen” = “good”), which is the Japanese philosophy of making “incremental improvements that are manageable so you will stick to them”. Through her book, Lesa Hammond provides you with all the tools you need so that you can get started on your project as soon as possible. All you have to do is take the first step. From then on it will be easy.
If you really want to make your dreams come true, “Achieve in 5!” might just be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Here is where you can find it: