The first part of success is to know where you want to go. To have a clear picture of your goals, otherwise you will have no idea what you are aiming for.
The next step is to decide how to get there.
How are you going to get there?
Most people know that they should set goals. That they need to know where they are going to get them. What most people forget is that you need to make plans on how you realize those dreams.
It's a lot more time consuming step, but equally important if you want to succeed.
As has been said many times;
"Failure to schedule, means planning to fail".
Explore where you are now and make plans start to plan what needs to be done to achieve your goals.
Your plans are not written in stone
You must be flexible with your plans. If an unexpected opportunity arises, you must be able to update your plans to take advantage of this opportunity.
But with a detailed plan, you give an opportunity to see how this new opportunity works with the rest and becomes a "master plan."
If you do not have a "master plan", all actions will work against each other, fight for your time and energy instead of working in harmony and letting you leak all resources on a common goal.
Once you have set your goals, sit down and record what you need to complete those goals.
As has been said time and time again "Every minute spent on planning saves X minutes in progress". Put X instead of 2-10. I have heard that they are used.
I usually say 10 minutes are saved per minute during planning.
That's how important it is.
Just look at a small amount when organizing your day (read more in the article Planning Your Day).
You organize your activities, emphasize your work and do much better once you have organized.
These days, I spend about 2 hours doing what's used to take 10 (I know it's only 5 times time, but carry me).
Investment Planning Time is the Key to Working Time
If you take this to a larger extent and look at the intended start of a business.
Spending time to form your plans, goals, task statements, your requirements and so on will save you a lot of time in implementing your program.
Because if you do not have a plan you do not know what to do, do not you know how many people you need to employ, what's the most important activity for you to do, what should be hidden, what you can do consultant to do, how to market your services, if you need salespeople or marketing and so on.
The more you've organized the better that everything will go.
Just watch one of the best generals of all time.
As a young man, Napoleon decided to learn all he could about transportation and how to move the army fast.
Whenever he started a new campaign, he organized every detail, down to the number of bullets he needed. Thus, he could quickly apply his arms, respond to unexpected situations, and see when things were not in line with the plan.
How do you know if it's not in line with your plan if you're not alone?
This was the question that actually opened my eyes for the importance of organizing.
If you do not know exactly what needs to happen, when and in what order, how do you know if you're on track or not?
The answer is, you do not.
You do not need a complete plan, but you need partial.
Make a perfect step by step plan might be a bit exciting.
That's why it has taken me so long to start planning. You do not know what exactly is going on and there before it's hard to make those precise plans.
But if you organize things, do a skeleton with a few key elements that are important, list things you know need to do and make the right to succeed; you'll probably start finding more things to do in order to do them and so on.
Having a part-time plan will make you at least with a much better idea than if you do not have one at all.
1. Put your goals in clear words.
2. Enter all that's going to happen to make you dream come true.
3. Make a plan of every step to take from where you are today to find out where you are going.
4. Take part in the program, do not let it sit there.