While today there are more and more shortcuts and resources to make things easier, it’s not uncommon to see people abandoning their projects or not launching anything at all, despite their ambitions. This is sometimes due to a simple lack of willpower, but many simply don’t know how to go about it or where to start…
There are many testimonials from people who have succeeded at different levels and on different scales, but very few mention or share the steps that led them there… So what are the concrete steps to take to put all the chances on your side and finally achieve your goals and realize your projects?
First identify the respective goals you want to achieve in different areas of your life, such as your career, your health, your relationships, your travel plans… To have a more precise idea of time, set dates, periods or deadlines for each objective, so as to determine a short-, medium- and long-term chronology. This will help you in the following steps to implement concrete actions.
Once you’ve defined your goals, it’s time to rank them according to their level of relevance and the impact they can or will have on your life.
To avoid going down the wrong path, it’s essential to face up to who you really are. It’s important to reflect on and determine what’s really important to you, and what your core values are, to ensure that your goals and priorities are aligned with them.
TAKING CONSTRAINTS INTO ACCOUNT
It’s easy to plan ahead, to have dreams, and to be ambitious, and you have to be! But if you want to make all this a reality, you need to draw up action plans; and to do this, you need to be able to assess your current commitments, the resources at your disposal (finances, network, equipment, space, etc.) and your availability in terms of time, to know what you can really and effectively achieve.
Sometimes you’ll have to make compromises and change your priorities in response to changing circumstances. So stay flexible and adjust your route as you go along. As you progress and new opportunities arise.
The last step before you embark on your adventure is to draw up a precise action plan, with clear deadlines and precise tasks that will lead you towards your goals. Don’t hesitate to ask yourself systematically about the nature of the task, its cost in terms of resources and time, and the ratio with the expected results.
Keep in mind that there are external factors that can influence your career path and make things evolve. You’ll need to step back regularly and reassess your needs and aspirations to adjust your choices.