The most important ingredient for success is a plan!
A plan is usually the distinguishing feature in the success or failure of a goal.
A study of 100 students in business school found that 66% of students that wrote a business plan succeeded in business even though the business plan was not an accurate accounting of where the business ended up. It seemed that just formulating a plan makes you succeed because it creates a visionary.
Here are 5 other strategies to help you achieve any goal:
1. Faith: You must believe in yourself.
A dream or goal can inspire you and motivate you to action only if you Believe that you can make it happen.
• Don’t tell yourself that your goal is not realistic.
“If you can think it you can achieve it” ~~Ophra Winfrey
• Watch your self-talk and internal dialogue.
Eg. Your goal is to be Regional Vice President Sales but; you tell yourself it will never happen because your boss does not like you. Whether that is a fact or not, you will never be promoted to Regional Vice President Sales until you replace that thought with a winning one.
2. Clarity – The goal must be clear.
What do you want? What is your destination end?
Would you like “Peace of mind?”
Would you like “Financial freedom and security?”
Would you like “A higher quality of life for you and your family?”
Your goal is not a promotion. It is not more money. It is not to own your own home; your goal is what you are going to get from achieving these things.
3. Jump in – Stop waiting for the right time.
Chris Gardner calls this “stop digging your potatoes”
There is never a better time than the present.
Don’t wait until you have the time to upgrade your education.
Don’t wait until you are fired from the job you hate to look for a better one.
Stop making excuses and jump in.
4. Understand your past – your past has valuable information about who you are and why you are. It is a storehouse of information.
“Those who cannot remember the past is bound to repeat it.”
It has evidence of where you get stuck, evidence of what you do when the going gets tough, which road do you choose, evidence of your beliefs.
Examine the movie of your life and understand the lessons.
All experiences from your personal library are valuable to create self-awareness.
5. Understand your Why.
Why do you want to leave a Legacy?
Why would you like financial freedom?
It is the general belief that the organizing power of the Universe will help those whose goals are to serve humanity. Your Why should benefit others and not just yourself.
Myrna Morris Young (@myrna_morris) is the President and owner of MyHelps Inc, a Florida based Coaching and Consulting firm that specializes in delivering leadership development programs for start-up companies and dynamic organizations.
Ms Young is a Certified Professional Coach from the University of Miami, Credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and Motivational Speaker. Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 and nominated for Business Woman of the Year in 2015; her areas of expertise are Leadership development, Life Coaching and personal growth. To hire Myrna Young as a Speaker at your event, or as a coach please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org