“Success is about deciding what’s important versus what’s irrelevant in your life; it’s about self-motivation, self-discovery, self-confidence and enjoying rewards of achieving your goals.” Heidi Richards
This is part three in PMS - Productivity Management System™. This is your to-do list of processes and steps you must take in order to fully realize your goals. Once you have crystallized exactly what it is you wish to accomplish, it is important to know which steps you must take and in what order so you will set yourself up for success.
Action begins with proper planning. Writing down tasks you must take to achieve your goals (step-by-step) will help you to be a success in areas of your life you focus on.
Set reminders and deadlines. Schedule deadlines and reminders in same way you schedule appointments and celebrations. Use a calendar, daytime planner or a contact manager software program to help you schedule tasks and deadlines for each.
By now you should have filled out thePMS/GPS - Productivity Management System™ for Goal Planning and Setting chart to help you to put your total plan together. If not, you can download it at http://www.speakingwithspirit.com/freearticles.asp.
Think in logical order - each major step should support next step in succession
Be specific - write out objectives in as much detail as it takes to fully understand what needs to be done
Set a deadline for each major objective you must complete
Break down each major task into smaller tasks with shorter deadlines.
Review your goal plan regularly. Perhaps most important step in goal management process is reviewing your goals. For most people, most common reason for failing to achieve goals is omitting review step. Reviewing your goals keeps them fresh in your mind, and keeps you motivated and focused on what is important. Review also allows you to make adjustments and change your goals when necessary. One of best ways to review your goals is to look at your goals chart daily, see what steps you need to take and “do it!” Putting goal in forefront of your consciousness, makes you think about it often. It helps you to better manage your time.