You have a goal, but do you have a plan?

About few weeks ago I revised some of my goals and set some new ones.

Btw, goal setting is a skill that can be learned. You can check my free e-book Start Late, Achieve Your Goals Anyway And Live Without Regrets.

But in this post we will talk a bit about making a plan to achieve a goal. Remember every goal you have should have a plan attached to it. Without a plan a goal will not materialize.

OK. Let’s say you have set a goal for yourself without really knowing how to achieve it.

That’s OK. It is good to set goals without knowing how to make it happen. That’s the beginning. You set a goal without knowing. Now, you start searching.

Searching is:

1. Reading relevant books

2. Doing relevant searches in Google

3. Making relevant phone calls

4. Meeting people

The key word is: RELEVANT to the goal.

So it’s really working backwards. Goal first. The search and making a plan come second.

Warning: The search takes time. In my case it is weeks or months. Sometimes I feel like I will never find an answer. Sometimes I feel like I want to give up the search. But I keep my eye on my goal. The game is to keep your focus on your goal.

Here is what I do. If I feel like it’s taking too long searching for the right plan, I will adjust my goal slightly.

I want to be smart about it. I don’t want to be a dreamer forever. I know I have to take action sooner rather than later. Why? Because you have to have a sense of urgency. Without a sense of urgency you will just drift. Most people drift. They are neither happy or unhappy. They never create a sense of urgency.

Creating a self-imposed sense of urgency is one of the best strategies I know in getting things done.

You must create a sense of urgency or you are a toast.

That’s why I will create a plan within weeks or months but not years. Less than a year is enough.

To recap.

1. Set a goal (should take weeks or months not years).

2. Create a plan (should take weeks or months, but not years).

3. If creating a plan is taking too long, adjust your goal and start taking action ASAP.

4. During the search, don’t give up. Keep your eye on the goal. Read books. Google. Talk to people.

Hopefully this makes sense.

If you have questions or comments, shoot below.

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2 Comments on You have a goal, but do you have a plan?

  1. Wow! Such a great article, you advices could be very useful for those who start their new online business nowadays. I totally agree, the most important thing is to create a well-working business plan. It’s the hardest part of the process, but it’s really worth to do.
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