The Key to ACTUALLY Making Things Happen
What if you could have everything you want for your life?
What if you could accomplish every goal you set for yourself?
What would you be willing to invest in order to make that happen?
Now what if I told you that one of the best way to achieve your goals is by creating a plan of action and then SCHEDULING the tasks you need to complete in order to make sure that you take the action needed to move forward?
Knowing what we want to accomplish and having an idea of how to go about getting it isn’t enough to make sure it happens! We also need a plan to get there, and our plan should include timelines for what needs to be done when along with checkpoints to help make sure we are progressing as we want to be along the way.
The thing is, I think we often get discouraged when things don’t happen as quickly as we’d like them to or when we feel like our goals are taking too long. It can be easy to think “this isn’t working” and feel the urge to give up. That’s why it’s so important to not only set a REALISTIC timeline for achieving the things you want to achieve but to build in a plan to monitor progress along the way.
Accomplishing goals often requires that we reflect and adjust along the way. Having a clear timeline that allows you to check in with yourself at set intervals as you go provides you an opportunity to adjust your plan as needed. This in, turn, can help to increase the likelihood of success.
When I first started my company, I knew NOTHING about building a business. All I knew was that I wanted to apply my coaching skills in new ways, have a greater impact, and help women to live the kind of lives they have always dreamed about. I didn’t have a plan for exactly how I was going to grow my business, and I certainly didn’t have a timeline to help guide my steps!
And you know what? That made it REALLY challenging to know what I needed to do or when I needed to do it!
Over time, I have benefited from the experience and wisdom of numerous mentors, small business owners, and kind others who have helped me explore the best ways to approach growing my business. And while I still have a lot to learn, one lesson that I think is worth sharing is the impact of identifying my priorities and then actually calendaring them to make sure they happen.
I’ve noticed that when I calendar what I need to focus on and use that as a resource for planning my days, I am WAY more likely to get things done. By contrast, when I have a vague sense of what needs to get done but no concrete plan as to when they will happen, I tend to be FAR less productive!
How about you? What are your experiences with scheduling your priorities into your daily life? I’d love to hear what’s working, what isn’t, and how I might support you! Send me an email at Becky@highergoodcoaching.com, and let’s chat!