Step 5 - Goal
Objectives: Looking Ahead To Get Ahead With Planning
goal objectives in mind, consider the organizers of a marathon
race. They take time to mark out the course. The
way is planned.
Otherwise reaching the finish line would be a matter
of chance depending on whether a runner just happened to be in the
area to see it!
Likewise reaching goal objectives requires planning.
In Step 3 on how to reach
goals we discussed the importance of identifying obstacles
and acquiring help.
We were encouraged to make a list of possible
obstacles and yet another list of knowledge, people or organizations
that could help us.
In Step 4 with regard to goal
planning we saw the need for deadlines and the need
to make another list of manageable slices or segments leading
toward the main goal.
Now Step 5 on goal objectives
involves using all the information gathered from these two previous
Combine all these lists and put them in a
out the manageable steps in order
of progression interweaving the details from your obstacles
list and help list.
Get a large sketch pad and play around with the order of things
until the plan begins to flow towards your goal objectives.
for example would come before contacting people or organizations.
you have educated yourself a little you can ask
intelligent questions and get valuable answers and leads.
Without knowledge you don't even know what you need
to know to be able to ask!
A mind map is an excellent tool for this
kind of planning.
To learn about Mind Maps click here
Move Toward Goal Objectives With A FLEXIBLE Plan
Make sure your plan is not
Otherwise any deviation from the course could spell
disaster if the plan is not flexible!
factor in room for the unexpected
when moving towards your goal objectives.
If one deadline is missed it should not jeopardize the rest of
more than one option open
at crucial stages.
The flow can then follow a different route and still
arrive at the same destination and achieve your goal objectives.
Once this session is completed you now have an action
The course to the finish line for your goal
is set. The
way is marked out.
This step is a tremendous confidence booster
and it is extremely practical.
Without planning you can drop out of the race early
When it comes to your goal objectives,
by looking ahead through planning you get ahead and stay ahead!
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Reaching Goals Use Mental Pictures: Put An MGM Studio In Your Head!
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