First things first—Happy New Year! If you’re like most people out there, you’ve got a few resolutions in mind for 2011. Things you’re finally going to do once and for all or things you’re going to stop doing once and for all. Whatever it is you’re planning, my advice to you is break out a pad and pen and start writing those resolutions down. Until you get your ideas down on paper, they’re not goals—they’re wishes. Most wishes do nothing more than float around in the air without ever being granted.
Speaking of goals and wishes, today I’m going to discuss dreamlining. The principle is explained in depth by Tim Ferriss in his book The Four Hour Work Week, but—lucky for you!— I’m going to give everyone an abbreviated version of dreamlining right here and now.