Ten Steps to Achieving Any Goal

Full Persian Chainmaille Necklace ~ Stainless Steel, Silver Plate, Hill Tribes Fine Silver Toggle Clasp by Susan Dorling Designs
Full Persian Chainmaille Necklace ~ Stainless Steel, Silver Plate, Hill Tribes Fine Silver Toggle Clasp by Susan Dorling Designs
From one of my long-time favorite goal-setting coaches over at The Goals Guy here are his Ten Steps to Achieving Any Goal. Although I’ve read this many times, now and then a little reminder is in order. Especially now as I work on my newest project, PHOENIX Jewelry Showcase, an online gallery shop set to launch May 1st featuring designer and handmade jewelry, including my own designs, as well as the timeless artistry of talented Native American silversmiths:

  1. Write It Down: Goals are specific, measurable and time-bounded. Write your goals so that they reflect all three components.
  2. List Your Personal Benefits: Identify exactly “Why” you want to achieve this goal. List all the ways you will benefit personally.
  3. Analyze Your Current Position: Success is information dependent. You need integrity in your information. Identify exactly your specific strengths, weaknesses and opportunities as it relates to achieving this goal.
  4. Identify Obstacles and Risks: List everything that could possibly prevent you from achieving this goal.
  5. Identify Investments and Sacrifices: List everything, including time, money and sacrifices that you can anticipate.
  6. Knowledge Requirements: Identify what additional knowledge you need to acquire or have access to.
  7. Support Team: List the people, groups and organizations you may need help from as well as the specific role each one plays.
  8. Develop Your Plan: List in chronological order each activity and their corresponding target dates for completion. Use all the information gathered in previous steps to develop your plan.
  9. Set a Deadline: Determine on what date you will achieve this goal.
  10. Reward and Celebrate (my favorite step):Identify your reward for the achievement of this goal. You deserve it!

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