We all set goals. We even accomplish some. But so often, year after year we still are listing the same goals. The fact that they appeared on last year’s list, and the year before's list, and the year before that, is demoralizing. It’s like we’re playing whac-a- mole with our self-esteem.
Have clarity about what you want to accomplish. Set a specific, measurable goal. You want sufficient clarity that will be absolutely clear to you when it is accomplished. Know why this matters to you. Without a powerful why it won’t happen
Create specific incremental steps that will get you there.
What do you need to do in the next 90 days?
What do you need to do in the next 60 days?
What do you need to do in the next 30 days?
What do you need to do this week?
What do you need to do today? Create an action plan for the day …. 1-3 specific actions to move yourself forward. ...
In my last couple of blogs, I have talked about how GPS has to know where you are at in order to get you where you want to go. We have looked at goals and action plans and they are certainly crucial to your GPS for life but without accountability frequently nothing happens.
Think of this like a three legged stool. Three legs provide for balance and stability. When one leg is missing the stool is essentially worthless. Having a GPS for life is exactly the same.
You need clear goals which are driven by a personal and powerful why. You need a concrete action plan with incremental steps to get you where you want to go. Then you need accountability to insure focus and timely progress. When all three legs are in place in your GPS for life then there is balance and stability which creates momentum, change and accomplishment.
Accountability is nothing more that the opportunity to say yes I did it, or no I...