Success. I hear so many Business Owners talk about the success they want to achieve, and also success others in their business are already achieving but not very often do I hear them talk about Planning to Succeed.
So what’s the difference? A want will keep me going and taking action but if it’s not the right action I might not ever get there.
If I have a plan I know the action I am taking is getting me closer and closer to my version of success whatever that looks like.
So how do I plan to succeed? I start with a goal and then only take action that will get me closer to my goal.
That’s right ONLY action that will get me closer, this is what separates the highly successful Leaders from the Average – Focussed Action.
Focussed Action is always in line with my plan and my goal at the same time. So when we talk about making a plan, this is a plan of specific actions to take to get closer to the goal and ultimately achieve it.
The easiest way to get a list of these actions is to brain storm it.
With the goal / success in mind write down all actions that can be taken to get closer to that goal small or large and keep writing until you can’t think of anything else to add. Once you have this you can start to build your list and plan when to do which action and if some of them need to be done on a regular basis i.e. daily or weekly to keep momentum going.
But don’t forget the WHO, who needs to help and support you or even keep you accountable along the way. This is where a buddy or coach comes in handy, unlike family and friends their sole purpose is to keep moving you forward regardless or excuses. make sure you plan includes checking in with your buddy/ coach to keep you on task and moving towards your goal.
This simple way to plan success ensures we don’t get caught up in planning procrastination as action is the focus of everything we do and when you are focussed on actions you take action!
Try this for yourself and see how much momentum and success you create!
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