Tomorrow starts today. Click To TweetWe all have long term goals. They could be part of a “five year plan” or just projects we really want to get done. I have things I want to do personally and professionally and with everything else that goes on in a day, sometimes, days, or even weeks can go by without even thinking about my special projects. So how do you get those things done? Here are some techniques that with help you be successful.
The first thing you can do is to really dissect what a project will take. If you want to publish a book, you need to understand how the process works. What does it cost? How do you find an agent? Instead of browsing Facebook while you watch TV at night, sit down and browse the internet for information that relates to your goals. Buy some books on the topic you’re looking to find out more about, contact experts or locate chat boards. You don’t know what you don’t know, so educate yourself! This may change your mind on even starting the project.
It’s time to gather materials and create to do lists. Sometimes we just have a few minutes to spare here and there. If you don’t have the materials you need on hand, the information at the ready and a plan of action prepared, you won’t even be able to get started in the small amount of time you have.
While a large project takes a LONG time to tackle….there are lots of smaller goals and milestones that need to be reached along the way. Set those for yourself and write them down. Seeing a page requirement for writing in my calendar really motivates me much more than “finishing a book”. The more concrete and specific your goals are, the better. Those large goals often seem to large to even TRY to accomplish and consequently, we don’t even start.
Your Turn: Tell me what your large goal is and when and how you’re going to start tackling it.