Having a Strategy Mapped Out Helps You Achieve Goals Faster
Okay, admittedly, having a strategy mapped out is not one of my strong points. I can plan and schedule blog posts, and may even share it to social media. But, having a bonafide strategy–nope. However, it’s never too late to start, right?
Instead of wasting time and floundering to reach your goals, it’s best to develop a plan to help you move quickly from one task to another with ease. Many of us set goals and have full intentions of completing them – only to have them fall through in mid-flight. Guilty!
This is often because enthusiasm for the project fails or you’ve come to a standstill for some other reason. There are ways to regain your enthusiasm and excitement and continue overcoming obstacles.
That’s the first way to keep moving from one goal to the next. Be more persistent. Refuse to give up just because life may have become a bit difficult or you find yourself bored with the process. Trust me, I’ve done this and when you look back it’s a hard pill to swallow, especially when you know others who started at the same time you did and they’ve moved way ahead of you.
It’s okay to take a close look along the way at what isn’t working for you and change it when needed. Don’t be in denial of changes that need to be made, but don’t let the fact that changes need to happen keep you from moving forward. Don’t give up, just adjust your plans or strategy.
Stop Limiting Beliefs!
Another good strategy for achieving goals faster is to stop limiting yourself and the belief of what you’re capable of achieving. When you have the belief that you can’t possibly accomplish something because it’s bigger than you–get rid of it! This is dang hard and you’ll probably have to fight this battle in your head every day, but it’s worth it. Bust the negative thoughts and replace them with encouraging thoughts instead.
Negative thoughts have killed many good ideas and intentions. Do what it takes to keep you motivated and moving forward by spending more time developing a strategy that will guarantee success.
Plan! Map it Out! Scribble It!
Mapping out a strategy to help you achieve your goals should consist of a plan and other backup plans to ensure success. These backup plans are insurance against encountering failure that could stop you in your tracks. Find a way to create your plan of action. You can write it out on paper, use mind-mapping software or even scribble it on a napkin—but do something.
Plan for Problems!
Attempt to identify where things could backfire. Think about the worst case scenario and what would actually happen if the worst case scenario happened. Don’t stay stuck in thinking about the things that could go wrong, but you definitely need a backup plan, or Plan B.
For example: Let’s say you send out an email and no one clicks on the links. Are you going to stop emailing altogether? No.
What can you do about that email? You can change some things up and send out another one the following day. You can even ask your audience why they didn’t respond or click the links. Tip: Their feedback can help you design future emails that better serve them.
Successful people take steps forward every day and don’t become discouraged when something doesn’t go their way. They take the necessary steps to turn a negative into a positive and plow through what was once an obstacle in their path. They’ve also learned to use their strengths.
Each day, you have the opportunity to propel your life in the direction you want it to go. By making the right choices and following a carefully planned strategy, you can meet your goals and you can realize the success you desire.
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Do you have a plan or strategy? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts even if you don’t have a plan in place, yet.
All the best,