Create an effective process to achieve your goals


  1. Pick a goal.
    It could be anything. For example, to volunteer for a cross-department improvement meeting, to get a degree or to make $50 million.

  2. Set aside decision anxiety and choose a reasonable, promising process.
    There are many ways of achieving a particular goal, but chose a process that is convenient for you and one that tells you precisely what you need to do to accomplish every step of the way.

  3. Rework your schedule.
    For example, you could forgo leisure activities like watching your favorite TV show to make more time for your process.

  4. Map out your daily program.
    For example, if you are writing a book, you could dedicate Monday for the introduction, Tuesday to write 1000 words of chapter one, Wednesday to do some online research on your topic, Thursday to write another 500 words and Friday to proof-read and edit all that you have written for the week.

  5. Be determined to work on the process.
    There are likely to be setbacks, but don’t let that discourage you from following the routine you have set for your process.

  6. Be disciplined.
    Stay away from distractions that can make you want to quit. For example, if your goal is to get a degree, you need to stay away from friends who constantly call you up for parties to the detriment of your studies.

  7. Be confident in your process.
    You will easily follow your process to the very end if you are confident about it.

  8. Fix your schedule.
    Take a look at your life and fix your schedule to make up for those areas you have not been paying attention to. For example, you could fix your program to make time for other important things like spending time with your family every evening.

  9. Evaluate your results and make changes accordingly.
    Make changes if they will increase your likelihood of ultimate success.


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