‘Tis the season for resolutions and goalsetting.
But whether your goals are professional (e.g., increase sales, improve efficiency, develop new technology) or personal (e.g., lose weight, mend relationships, quit smoking), they will be much harder to reach without a plan for getting there.
Aspiring for an outcome is not enough; you must focus on the process for achieving it.
Being specific about who, what, when, where and how to accomplish your goal, and (importantly) writing down these steps in a prominent place, will vastly improve the likelihood of success.
It also helps to identify how you will respond to setbacks and challenges you may face along the way, so you’ll be prepared and not discouraged if things don’t go smoothly.
Finally, enlisting the assistance of an accountability partner (like a co-worker, friend, family member or coach) can make a big difference toward achieving the outcomes you seek.
Best wishes to all for a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!