As we discussed in the last part of this motivational series the clearer your goals are the more motivated you will be.
Creating a complete plan of how you are going to succeed will make the path you are on a lot clearer and will help to greatly increase your motivation.
My first plans
The first time I set my goals I had a very clear picture of what I wanted, the problem was that I had no idea at all about how I was going to get there.
I didn’t know where to start, there was so much I could do and yet there was so little I could do right now.
Brian Tracy (the author of Maximum Achievement) shared some advice at a seminar I attended a few years back that really helped.
He discussed planning.
The art of planning makes a great difference in your ability to achieve your goals.
By making a complete plan you learn how you are going to complete your goals, what needs to be done, in what order and what you can do now to move you towards your goals.
The sense of purpose I found when I had created my plan was unbelievable, I knew exactly what to do!
How much faster everything went
When I knew exactly what do to I could start at once and work towards my goals.
Quickly things started to happen, opportunities opened up, I realized ways to use my abilities to increase my chances.
3 steps to making a complete plan
1. Clarify your goals exactly
How does your life look? What do you do? Who do you spend time with?
The clearer you can make the picture of your life when you have accomplished your goals the easier and more powerful this exercise will be.
2. What happened 3 months before
If you are going to complete your goals what needs to happen 3 months earlier. What do you need to do? What needs to happen?
3. Project backward until today
Write down each step and you will have a complete action plan that you can follow and use to propel your success.
If you don’t have a plan how can you know when you are off course?
Whenever a situation arises, either positive or negative, you will have a basis on which to evaluate it. How can you use this situation to move you towards your goals? What problems need solving? Where are we going exactly? Do we need to change our plans?
The ability to update your plans based on reality is an as important part of your success as any.
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- Motivational Tip #1 – Setting Your Goals
- Podcast: Your Path to Your Dreams Episode 3 – Planning for Your Success
- Motivational Tip #6 – The Master Decision (be happy)
- Motivational Tip #9 – Find Someone to Talk to and Trust Who Believes in You
- How to Use Motivation to Accomplish Your Goals and Start Living Your Dream Life