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How to Accomplish Anything!

 

Clarify the reasons Why!

Why do you want to do, have, be, achieve the thing you say you want. Most people don’t reach their goals or objectives because they don’t have the clarity they need. This is like getting in the car and not knowing where you’re going; you may have an enjoyable ride but how will you know you’re there and experience accomplishment if you don’t have a destination. 

 

Make your goal(s) big enough.

Goals that aren’t challenging enough or don't create feeling excited about the results won’t keep your interest or attention.

 

Start with the end in mind.

Focus on the end result. What will the benefits be? How will you feel? Who will you be able to help? 

 

Make a plan with measurable steps.

Have your goals set up so you can measure your results along the way. Seeing your achievements before going on to the next step will keep

you going.

 

Only share your plan with the people who empower you.

Avoid sharing your goal, plan or project with the naysayers. These are the people who never reach their own goals and therefore are short sighted with those who set out to do great things.

 

Give yourself a time limit.

If you want something done, give it to a busy person.  People who don’t have deadlines tend to procrastinate and think they’ll do it tomorrow, or don’t start because they don’t seem to think there’s enough time to finish the entire project. Give yourself a time limit to complete the steps you have outlined, then finish what you can in small bits of time.

 

Celebrate your achievements along the way. 

Our basic self, that part of us that likes to see things accomplished; and be rewarded, needs to know you will give it recognition for keeping a commitment and getting the job done. Have a list of things you like to do for yourself and make them your reward. (Get a massage, go for a hike, go out for a meal with a friend who uplifts you… etc.)

 

Rely on others to keep you focused.

Have a goal buddy, colleague, staff member or ideally a coach to hold you accountable and keep you on track. The reason a coach is ideal is because a coach will have already discussed how to motivate you when you get stuck and is experienced in “coaching the gap.” The gap is the space between where you are and where you say you want to be.

 

Remember feedback is only feedback.

Life, people, circumstances and of course our coach will always be giving us feedback. High achievers hear it as just that. People who get stuck hear it as criticism and possibly a reason to halt action or quit totally and give up the dream. It’s always a choice. 

 

Take action; it’s the only way to get there.

Just like a plane flies off course a majority of the time and makes adjustments to reach it’s destination; you will need to take action in

order to recognize if you need to shift direction in any way. 

 

Form a habit of starting at a scheduled time and keep to it.

Getting into a routine will help you to accomplish something and make

it easier to minimize distractions. 

 

If the list is too long: Prioritize.

If you have items on the list you like doing more than others, attempt to do something you enjoy first thing every session so you will look forward to starting.  

 

Learn how to set boundaries to reduce interruptions.

Let others know that you have set times for “an open door” and times when you cannot be interrupted. If you are not comfortable with that concept; your coach can help you create the guidelines to make the changes you desire. 

 

If you have a support team working with you ~ delegate!

Delegate the parts of a project that are not your forté. If others are more qualified, better at, stronger than or find more enjoyment in doing a part of the project; let it go. We all do best what we love doing. Don’t let your ego get in the way. 

 

Add variety to your day!

We all like to know things are certain but we also need some uncertainty in our life. Variety really is the spice of life so if your project includes a lot of technology; find a creative outlet outside of work time. If you spend most of the day alone; join others for lunch, a brisk walk or for some out of work activity. 

 

Be of service!

Whether we realize it or not, all of us want to be acknowledged, recognized, remembered or valued for who we are. In order to assure that happens; always approach everyday in your life with an attitude

of service to others. If you ask how can I serve, you will notice you

get so much more back than you give.

 

Copyright © 2015 Karen Gregaitis, MS, LPC