Five Steps To Accomplishing Your Goals. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing five steps to accomplishing your goals. It is August, and then we’re almost through the year. Like most people, you probably took inventory at the beginning of the year and made plans and goals for the year. Yet, the experts say that 30 per cent of the people who make New Year’s resolutions have given up by Feb. 1 and over half will concede defeat by July.
Why does this happen? It happens because a resolution, by definition, is simply the expression of an opinion, will or intent. It is not a goal. Resolutions also tend to be very vague. Example: “This year I resolve that I will get a better job” or “This year I resolve to be a better person.”
Five Steps To Accomplishing Your Goals
Let me give you an analogy. In some ways, a resolution is like the canvas of a tent, while the goals are like the poles and stakes. You can’t expect to raise a tent without the poles and stakes to support it. Likewise, you can’t expect to fulfil a resolution without having goals to support them.
Using the tent analogy, those who are truly successful in raising a tent have probably also reviewed a list of instructions that told them to complete specific tasks. In our resolutions and goals example, this would be the action plan. The action plan is the roadmap that will tell you what needs to be done and when to achieve your goals and fulfil your resolutions.
Use this five-step process, and you can beat the odds and achieve the success you deserve!
Analyze what you wish to accomplish
Think about what is most important to you. Look at where you are today and determine where it is you want to go.
Identify your key objectives.
Rank-order them, and limit yourself to no more than three. (Five if you must.)
Create an action plan
This is where you say, “Here’s what I plan to do and here’s how I plan to do it.” This must be written using SMART goals, “specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.” Ex. Resolution: I will lose weight this year. SMART Goal: I will walk for 30 minutes three times a week, beginning on February 1.
Prioritise your plan
This is where you say, “Here’s the order that I plan to do them in.” Use the 20/80 rule and focus on the 20% of the tasks that will produce 80% of the results.
Implement your plan
This is where you say, “Here’s how I will put my plan into practice.” Then do it! This should include a regular review and celebration process. Weekly is best but no less than monthly.
If you follow these simple steps, you will not only be able to accomplish your goals but keep your New Year’s resolutions! Good luck!
I hope you enjoyed that.