Hey there mom bosses! Did you have some time to sit down with your dreams and start making them a reality by writing some goals? By actually writing down your goals and making sure they are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time based you are already leaps and bounds ahead of most people. If you haven’t done this yet, make sure to go back and read part two of this series: Write Your Goals. NOW…let’s start planning to reach those goals.
Writing down your goals is a great first step, but now is where we start breaking things down into small, manageable steps—taking bites of the proverbial elephant, if you will. Below you will find my step by step guide to plan for success in reaching your goals.
Four Steps to Plan For Success
Step 1: Make a list of everything you need to do to accomplish that goal.
This is where you get to the nitty gritty. It is the time when you download all the things you will need to do, and all the materials/supplies you will need to have, in order to meet this goal. It is helpful to think about even the smallest steps, nothing is too small to be listed here—the more detailed you get, the better!
Step 2: Order the tasks.
Once you have all the tasks required to meet your goal written out, put them in a logical order. Sometimes this means putting them in order of what has to happen first and other times it means taking care of the least exciting but most impactful task first. Be very honest here about which things need to come first.
Step 3: Create a schedule.
This is where you look at the deadline you’ve set for yourself. Remember your goal should be time sensitive. So, what is the date you want to reach this goal? Start there and work backwards assigning tasks. By planning backwards you start with where you want to end up so that your goal is always in focus.
Step 4: Get moving and get support.
Now you need to get yourself going. Start checking things off your list (and yes, I believe that lists are essential). If you get to something on your list and realize you either a) don’t have the skill set for it, b) you don’t have the time for it, or c) you just don’t want to do it—get support. That may mean you need to hire someone to do what needs to get done.
Plans Make All the Difference
Setting goals is a big step, but actually planning how you will reach those goals is what will lead to your success. My hope is that by following these steps you will be able to break down your larger project into smaller, more manageable tasks, increasing the likelihood of your success.
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So, what is your goal and your deadline? How can we help support you in reaching your goals? Drop a comment below.