I’ve got some good stuff for you today regarding the best ways to achieve your goals in 2015 and beyond, so lets get started!
1. WORK WITH THE END IN MIND OR FOCUS ON SUCCESS
Beginning with the end in mind is the endowment of imagination.
“If you’re the programmer, write the program”, says goal expert Stephen R. Covey.
Goals help us to focus and the quality of our attention is enhanced by having a project so cool and interesting that we can’t help but make a leap.
Let’s say you want to organize your workspace so that everyone is inspired to do their best work.
The in-between steps like ergonomic concerns and planning comfortable lighting, in-and-of itself can seem mundane but joined together they name a bigger accomplishment and by doing so, asks us to spice up our expectations and upgrade who we are.
Focus on success and keep in mind how you want things to end up and you’ll be successful soon enough..
— Name the accomplishment
— Give your project a title
— What needs to be done by when
— How would you like things to end up
— Identify upbeat reasons for pursuing the goal
2. RAISE THE BAR OR SHOOT FOR THE MOON
Define greatness, challenge the limits, double the goal or try something new…
These are just some of the sentiments that put our plans into action and move us towards revolutionary results. Look around and witness the very essence of commonplace activities being tested and re-imagined.
For example, schools re-defining Physical Education by bringing in activities ranging from kickboxing to more esoteric offerings like tai chi and yoga.
Raising the bar on a project can simply mean taking one extra step, having an allegiance to a weird idea or devoting to a regular practice.
Commit to a goal in a meaningful way, personalize it and make it your own and then watch an otherwise sleepy project wake up and give way to a new found energy, creativity and distinction.
“Shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.”
— Double the goal
— Challenge the limits
— Create a regular practice
— Raise your standards,values or beliefs
— Make it a game
3. GO THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE OR SHOW ME THE SHORT CUT
Sometimes a goal deserves a break.
TIME MAGAZINE reported that after 8 hours of sleep you’d be more than twice as likely to find a short cut for solving a problem. Suggesting that taking it easy is good for the brain and what’s good for the brain is good for your overall psyche and soul.
Are you doing too much, not eating properly and becoming exhausted? If yes, perhaps its time to consider another path. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel. Instead, pick up a book written by an expert, join a group that’s geared around your project, sign up for a quality, informational newsletter or ask someone to buddy up and help you.
For instance, if I was writing a screen-play and struggling with a self imposed deadline, i could simplify my project just by signing up for a writing class. What with weekly writing tasks and in-class exercises this alone would expedite the development of my script.
Another over looked short cut is to consider smaller steps. The smaller the increments the easier the goal. Deng Ming-Dao, writes in EVERYDAY TAO, an inch in one direction then an inch in another already makes a span of 2 inches.
Gradually we can improve on that. Go the path of least resistance, it’s a gift of energy.
— Don’t reinvent the wheel-find someone who’s done it before
— Slow down or change the pace
— Keep to minimum daily standards
— Write everything down–loose ideas vs. lost ideas
— The smaller the increments the easier the goal
Hope that helps…