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.
Taking care of our body is a continuous process which keeps us fit, healthy and happy. We shouldn’t wait until we get sick before we slow down to take care of our body.
Let us start by being aware of our body right now. Be thankful that we are alive and that we live in our body and decide to take good care of it. Jim Rohn said:
” Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
To take good care of our body, we have to listen to it and consider the elements which are going to help the body feel good and renew itself: elements such as cultivating health-habits, water and nutrition, rest and sleep, exercise, fresh air, and I will add beautifying the superficial.Keep Reading
Forgiveness often doesn’t come to us naturally. Most often the instinctive reaction is to hold grudge or to get even.
Even when we want to forgive, it can be difficult because we forgive with our words but we still feel grudge inside.
This can cause damages to our Self in the long run. So it is important for us that we learn to forgive if we want to live a truly fulfilled life.
In this blog post, I will present some simple principles that will help us learn to forgive.
Find out the positives that have emerged from that experience and be grateful for it. You know that you have forgiven when you can be grateful for the experience.
Be grateful for the fact that you have grown from the hurt and the wrong that the experience has caused into your life. Be grateful for the people who helped you in the process of overcoming that situation.
Realize that since you are still here, alive, it didn’t destroy you. The lessons you have learned from it will make you stronger, wiser and you will be valuable to other people. Keep Reading