Number 4 in my 5 part series on Creating and Attaining Goals.
Goal Plan of Action
Once you’ve set your mind on a new goal and cleared away distractions, you’re ready to start working. But first, you need a new goal plan of action. When you plan in advance and use that plan, you’re more likely to succeed and complete your goals.
Start by evaluating what you need to make your goal a reality. Then, make a list of what needs to be done to reach your goal. I keep writing about a new goal plan of action in many of my posts because of how important it is to choose one goal to work on, then come up with the goal plan of action.
I know it’s sometimes difficult and that there could be roadblocks. I truly understand. I had and continue to have roadblocks in my path. Fight through it…You deserve to succeed!
Make a List and Check it Twice
What tools or supplies will you need to meet your goal? If you start a blog, you’ll need a website and hosting. If you join a direct sales or network marketing business you’ll need business cards, samples, thank you notes, and more. If you start making jewelry, you’ll need charms, beads, and thread or wire.
You may forget about other supplies needed. That’s why you need to make a list and check it twice. If you’re starting a business, you might need childcare, accounting software, and a new email address. The list could go on.
Some goals require specialized help. Here are two examples: Working on a healthier lifestyle involves working on healthier meals and physical fitness. Specialized help would mean hiring a nutritionist and personal trainer. Becoming a professional speaker may require you hire a speaking agent.
Specialized help can be expensive. If you are committed to your goal, plan on investing in it. Some coaches and trainers may be willing to work with you, so ask about a payment plan.
Support From Others
You can’t succeed if you stay confined or isolated. People need people, so while alone time is healthy, you’ll also need the support of family and friends. If they can’t be supportive, find support elsewhere.
Joining a local support group or an online community. Look for groups and online communities that leave you feeling upbeat and include people with similar objectives.
Return the Support
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in your new project that you forget about other people. Make sure to schedule time to help or support others. Two to three times per week, be willing to take time from your day to lend an ear or give a hand. However, remember to give to give, not to give to get. The genuine kindness you give to others will come back tenfold.
“Send Out Cards gives you a way to appreciate and encourage others.
It’s easy to use, costs less than buying cards at the store,
and is a time management tool anyone can use.”
Now that you know what you need to succeed, it’s time to go after your goal. Taking that first step might be difficult, but you have to do it to succeed. Once you take that first step, you’ll experience a rush of confidence and increased motivation.
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Until next time…
Blessings and Peace,