The Importance of an Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin
An action plan helps you to know what needs to be done in order to materialize your dream or goal.
It helps you to direct your focus on the priority actions to take in order to see progress in the process and to get the desired outcome.
It includes the sub-steps, who is responsible for what (delegation can ease a lot of things for you), and a time to accomplish the tasks, as well as some notes about the possible challenges and the solutions for them.
So ask yourself this question: What will it take to achieve my goals? To materialize my dreams?
Find out the major steps you will need to take, these are your subgoals and then chunk them down into doable sub-steps.
Be aware of the obstacles that you will encounter and have a plan for them too. Schedule it on your calendar. If you don’t plan then your plan is to fail.
Now let’s look at a 4 steps process to help you create your action plan, armed with that one most important SMART goal, you want to put your focus on, until completion. Here is what to do next:
Here is the thing: it certainly takes practice and continuous growth to be a great leader – as it does to be great at anything.
But despite the fears and insecurities that you may have, you’re already a leader, or at least you already have leadership capabilities and let me show you why.
Do you ever feel like you were born to make a difference? Like something is pulling you to fulfill your destiny? To continue to grow and accomplish something extraordinary with your life? But you feel scared that you won’t be able to do it, that you don’t have what it takes?
Or may be you think that you have no idea what your purpose and mission in life is and you wonder how to find that out? I certainly had times when I felt that way in my life and I understand how it feels.
handle every emotional situation with grace all the time and not overreact?
live your life without the emotional rollercoasters and feel only happy all the time?
Do you wish you always had high energy all the time and never felt lows, sadness, anger or discouragement?
Recently, one of my readers asked me: “Inès, how do I take control over my emotions, how do I efficiently manage the lows, those depressed emotional states that often come after the high emotional states? “
Then on another occasion, another reader told me that she was working on gaining more emotional stability.
If you too find yourself challenged by your emotions, I got you, I’ve been there too. And this blog post is for you.
There are 3 simple steps that you can use to deal with your unwanted emotions, no matter what they are.
Lasting happiness lies in the things we do on a daily basis. If we habituate our self to do inspiring things, to make healthy choices and to work on our main goals every day, then eventually we create a life and a destiny that we absolutely love.
“We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” – John Dryden
The following 10 actions done daily can significantly improve our attitude, our mood, our focus, our relationships, boost our energy and make our purpose in life clearer. They can also help us maintain balance and bring us fulfillment in life.
We all have goals we want to achieve. Sometimes they are resolutions we take at the beginning of the year, other times it’s a milestone we want to reach in a ongoing project, and others times again, it is a dream that we secretly want to see come true.
Who doesn’t love a fresh start? As a new year begins, we set new goals, we are enthusiastic about them and we think to ourselves: “I can totally do this. This year will be different. This year is THE YEAR”. Right?
But if we don’t focus on our goal and monitor our progress, eventually that enthusiasm fades away as time goes by. At the end of the year, many of our goals haven’t been achieved, and there comes another new year. And the cycle of setting goals and not achieving them starts once again. The New Year resolutions phenomenon. How to break that cycle for good?
In case your goal is not related to new year at all, may be it is just that one dream you have that you’d really love to accomplish, but you just don’t see how to get there. How to finally materialize that dream?
Recently I stopped working on my projects for a moment in order to recover fast and completely from a cold I had. After I recovered, I found myself doubting about my projects. Was I going to efficiently accomplish my goals?
For example I doubted if I was helping and inspiring enough people with my blog and I felt discouraged because I was advised to start guest posting on other blogs to drive targeted traffic to my webpage, but I haven’t done any blog posts yet and it kind of makes me feel uncomfortable – Guest posting seems to be essential when it comes to becoming a successful blogger and I feel heavy when it comes that. Because of those doubts, my momentum slowly decreased. I got discouraged. I felt uninspired.
That has inspired me to write and share with you 10 ways how I deal with discouragement in order to feel inspired again.Keep Reading