A few days ago, I received a message on my Fan Page. Here’s what it said:”I just read your comment about being bold. I am starting to hate this life of work, work, work, and want so many things. I feel like it will take me too many years to accomplish what I want if I stayed in this job. So… I wanted to ask for some advice.”That’s interesting. Thinking big in 2013 – that’s what it’s about! I sent him my reply, telling him that’s really great. I love it when someone demonstrates some ambition and passion. I went on to ask him about his vision for his future, and what he wants for his life. After some time, he sent me the following answer:”I want a property in Mayfair, which is worth over three million pounds. And then I want to have another property in Monaco. What I really want for my life is to want to be recognized. I’d like to be stylish, sexy and perennially elegant; I want the best clothes, the best car – the works. And in the meantime, I want to find the woman of my dreams.”The guy clearly had a good idea of what he wants. However, I was more concerned about his short-term goals – like something realistic for the next few months. I affirmed that he had a great vision, and then I had to rephrase my question. I asked him, “What’s your vision for the next 90 days?”He replied, “Hmmmm, that’s a good point. Right, I’ll make a plan! I’ll come back to you tomorrow!”That was nice – except that I never heard from him again after that. I just found that HILARIOUS. He apparently had a lot of ambition and passion for life, but it seems he didn’t have enough motivation to do anything for the near future.Sadly, that’s how most people go about: They love to dream these big, over-the-top fantasies of a better, brighter future, but when it comes to the dealing with reality, they have nothing to offer. With that kind of attitude, your vision for the future will remain just that – a vision, and nothing more.I have nothing against dreaming or having highly ambitious plans – after all, that gives you something to strive for – but it’s important to stay grounded in the real world. You’ll need to confront your day-to-day decisions and actually make some practical plans toward your overall goal. To attain you future, you have to operate in the present.Before you paint a fantasy of what you want ten years from now, get real and focus on what you can actually accomplish in 90-day periods. Ask yourself, “What do I want to achieve in the next 90 days?” Reflect on this regarding all areas of your life – your profession, your dating life, your finances and so on.Set realistic, attainable goals – things you can accomplish in 90 days. For example, you probably won’t be making three million bucks in 90 days, but you can earn several thousand (maybe even hundreds of thousands?).Once you have your 90-day goals in mind, make action plans: What specific steps should you take toward each goal? If, for example, you’ve made money this week, how do you invest it to reach your target amount? If you want to date an amazing woman, where can you actually go to meet someone like her?Then here comes the important part: Take action. DO something. Don’t stress out over whether your plan is perfect or not, or you’ll end up never doing much. You won’t accomplish anything just sitting around and hoping.