How is your yearly plan going?
Yearly plan what do you mean! Some people set goals and plan out their year in quarters. If that is not, then what have you achieved so far this year? Drifting along in the wind is great for a relaxing Sunday afternoon canoe ride down the river but no way to run a business.
Plans are made to be changed you might say. Yes, in this volatile changing world we do have to be flexible. If you don’t have a plan, you can’t change it and how do you know if you need to turn left or right.
It is never too late to start a plan.
How Can Prioritising Help Me Achieve Goals?
I am sure you have heard of the jar and the story of the big rocks?
You know the one where you take a large jar, some water, some sand and a pile of rocks. It is all about the order you do things. If you put the water in first, then the sand and the rocks won’t fit. If you put the sand and then the water the rocks still won’t fit.
Life is like this too. If you fill your day with busy stuff, your important goals will never be achieved. In what order do you need to plan your day, week, month and year to really move the needle?
As the year ticks by very quickly, do you need to revise your goals to make sure you have the action steps to make them happen? Or set some if you haven’t already.
Where Do I Start with Goal Setting Effectively?
Start with the rock exercise for 30 days.
What is your big rock – the most important thing that you need to do?
What do you need to do to make that happen? Your sand.
What do you need to put in place to make sure you can do your “sand”?
If you have not done goal setting, action plans and taking small steps each day, start now, you will be surprised what you can achieve when you are focused.
If you don’t have time, then even more reason to do it. You will achieve more, in less time when you know exactly what it is that you are trying to achieve and have the steps to do it.
Big Rocks to Making Your Goals Happen
You can achieve your wildest dreams once you have everything in order. We all have the same 24 hours but the way we use them can be completely different.