You probably have some big goals or dreams in life. Some may be things you want to accomplish this year, others may be a target of yours a few years down the road. Regardless, any big dream takes serious work to turn it into reality. It’s a process getting from point A to B.
To help make this process easier for you, I’ve identified 5 steps that I believe anyone with any dream can follow and find success. Let’s take a look.
Step 1: Commit to a Specific Goal
It may seem rather obvious, but the first key to achieving something amazing is knowing what specifically you want to achieve. As a business coach, I’ve seen many entrepreneurs that have a general, vague idea of where they want their company to end up, but they aren’t really sure. Be specific.
Some nebulous construct of where you want to go will not help you identify what path you need to take to get there. Make sure your goal is measurable and clearly defined.
A to-do is an effective tool for planning ahead and structuring your time, but when it grows faster than you are able to check things off, it feels overwhelming. When this happens, it is no longer helpful.
If you find yourself avoiding your to-do list instead of relying on it, it’s time to change things up. Lucky for you, in my decades of business experience, I’ve been where you are, and I have come up with a proven method to get your to-do list working for you again.
The method involves breaking your to-do list up into four meaningful parts: “Must do,” “Hope to do,” “To delegate,” and maybe most importantly, “To-don’t.”
Through a thoughtful system of prioritizing, decluttering and delegating, you can parse your to-do list into manageable areas and set yourself up for a productive, successful day.
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