Do you know what you want your life to be like in 10 years time? In 5 years time? Even in 12 months time? If you’re smart, which I have no doubt about that you are, you’ve put goals in place for these timelines, probably even longer term goals if you’re a high achiever. But are you on track with reaching your goals?
Goals are great, goals are necessary for success and to allow yourself to dream big. But just setting goals will not make you reach them. You must take action as well. Have you broken your goals down into achievable smaller goals? What is your deadline with your goals? And do you have a plan how to get there?
Create a plan
Block out 30min in your busy calendar, sit down and research your options. What plans and resources do you have available that will help you reach your goals? If you don’t have a plan and if you can’t think of one, ask for help. Value yourself that much that you invest in yourself to find a plan. Look for people who are already successful, listen to people who are already successful and connect with people who are already successful. Don’t be afraid of asking for advise, more than often, the ones who are successful are the ones who are most open to sharing what they know, as they can’t have all the fun.
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps” – Confucius