Write it Down!
Having dreams and goals for the future is a wonderful way to focus on what you want in your life and career. A wise mentor once told me it’s not enough to just think about your goals – you must write them down. Putting your wishes on paper helps you articulate things more clearly and gives you accountability for achieving your goals.
I interviewed a woman for my book who has laid out a 50-year plan for her career goal of taking a product to market that will cure cancer. Her project is massive in every respect since she must first take the cancer curing protocol through a series of clinical trials that will literally take years to accomplish. You need not carve out a 50-year plan but I urge you to take a close look at the next 90 days and write down what you want to accomplish. You can always change your mind and adjust your game plan, but dig deep to think about what you really want.
Split your 90-day goal into smaller, attainable actions and chop it into manageable baby steps. My very first book interviewee, Angela Jia Kim is the Founder of Savor the Success www.savorthesuccess.com a premium business network for women entrepreneurs. She just launched a hybrid magazine/notebook (the magbook) that will help you write down your goals, check them off, and discover solutions to realize your dreams. Her Savor magbook is a secret weapon designed to empower you to be the best you can be and focus your objectives.
This is also a good time to look to your posse, your personal Board of Directors, or resource team to assemble the masterminds that will help you reach your target. Identify your solutions instead of focusing on the problems and seek out information and help from your advisers. According to Angela – passion, plus natural ability, plus hard work, plus flow, equals results!
It’s easy to get bogged down with over ambitious to-do lists. The point of the exercise is to manage the work flow into reasonable and attainable increments. Reaching a goal is extremely gratifying so set small, attainable goals for each day and work incrementally towards the big finale. Research tells us that you are 90 times more likely to accomplish a goal when it is written down. What are you waiting for…grab a pen and write down your goals!