Here are some tools that I have researched and found helpful in achieving my personal goals.
- Identify priorities:
What comes first as you create an objective oriented plan. The line of action should always be visible and attainable. Write down your action plan. If you get ahead of yourself go back to your chart or list and start where you got out of line.
- Communicate your desires:
It is always good to find others that can hear your goals. They might have even witnessed you fail at times, but they have your best interest at heart. Take time to share what you feel. If you feel comfortable enough share your fear or what you perceive as a point by which you might consider your effort a failure. Ask them to evaluate your process. It will only make it stronger.
- Create a discipline by sticking to a schedule:
Build a realistic timeline and routine for action — “Every day or every week I am going to do ....”
We fail partly because we haven’t properly planned.
Jesse J. Wilkerson is the owner of a local architecture and design firm. His column appears every other Monday.