do more and put your plans around
For many, the lack of effectiveness is the reason that they are unable to realize their dreams and goals.
Wishes are just something for Christmas
What many lack is the ability to define, clarify and think through a goal. Let it penetrate into your consciousness and your subconscious. Many remain only in their desires, rather than set clear goals. Whenever you think or say: “I wish….”or” I want….”- swap out in ” I want…”! But don’t stop there! Understand why you want to achieve this or that. You can read more about it in Blog number 5: ‘Find out what you really want and how you can achieve it.’ In the Blog we focus on how to implement something.
Too much thought is not helpful
If you want to achieve something, you have to do it. Sounds ridiculous one-way, isn’t it? But I’m serious. Many want to replace the actual practical work by theoretical simulations. They think far too long and far too detailed about what they have to take into account everything that could go wrong, what to avoid and so on. This is distracting from the actual work. The PARETO principle tells us that if you feel that you have more than 80% of the necessary information, act immediately. We can’t pass everything perfectly in the head las-Sen. From a certain point, you have to let it happen and see what results you get. Of course, this kind of error can happen – but we learn from it and improve it further on our way. If you’re not convinced, how’s this: At the end of our life we regret what we have done, but what we have not done. Why? There are many explanations, one is this: we have not tried, we lack experience, we do not know what we could have achieved – just because we have hesitated. To avoid misunderstandings: planning is useful and necessary. But don’t miss the Moment when something has to happen.
You have all the time in the world
Especially if your goal requires longer efforts, you will need to control your project. Many tasks are interdependent. In this situation, it is particularly important not to look at the time, but at the focal points. Do not think about how to do a task as quickly as possible, but ask yourself: What are the most important steps, the milestones I need to achieve something so that a project can be successfully completed? How can I implement this?
What and from whom do you need support? How can I communicate most effectively with those whose help I need? Who do I have to involve and how? If you have selected exactly which steps to take and you have carefully considered how to proceed, then the time factor is no longer a Problem. However, you will run away time if you have not taken the time to plan carefully before. But beware: don’t think too much – as I said before. Do not miss the point where you need to act. You have all the time in the world when you carefully plan ahead and set clear priorities.
Strict deadlines make no sense
In order to achieve our goals, we must first know them. Sounds simple, but in practice this is often not so. Many desired results can easily conflict with each other. Compromises must be made. I have already written a lot about objectives, and we will discuss them in the following blog posts. I would just like to highlight one point: if you insist too much on your deadlines, you may not be able to achieve much. The reason is very simple: You cannot predict the future. If you have always wanted to go abroad with your company, would you simply stop if the deadline of one year has passed? You might have discovered that you still need some information, the help of some important people, even if you have successfully carried out the necessary searches. But they realize they still need some time. The hard way would be to say: I have given myself a year to reach something and didn’t make it. However, the decisive factor is this: their information base has changed during work. You know a lot more about your subject now. You can judge everything a lot better now. What do you think, then, of how the opportunities have developed to reach your goal? That’s right – they got up. Of course, there is always the risk that you have used too much time, money and other resources for your goals. But you can only estimate that when the point has come. And most of the time, he hasn’t come. You can do better.
Seeing is not Believing
Don’t be disappointed when many people you’re dealing with aren’t immediately excited about your plans. Better be very aware of who you share your thoughts and ideas with. Why? Very simple: How can others know what is going on in you? If you share your Pro-Ject plans, your objectives, your ideas to everyone, how can you share your passion?
You are not stuck in your shoes-always remember! I say this because many people will be more than happy to ask for evidence. You will ask for results you have already achieved, for something you can see, even virtual. Some magazines suggest, for example, if you want to go abroad, you should first look at who has gained what experience and then make your decisions. What nonsense! Ask yourself seriously if your goal is worth all the efforts. If you believe in it, you will achieve it. Write it down. And then go through it again, review your notes again, and remember why you can do it and why you can reach it. If you don’t believe in yourself, then who?
I will go into this in more detail in the following Blogs. If you are interested, please register with our leadership skills training series.
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