How has your week been so far? Are you happy with how it’s been going? Where have you been successful this week? Take a moment to reflect on this as you read this email.
This past Sunday, an incredible group of people gathered together to create their visions for 2017. One of the key elements to a vision board is to use it like an architect uses blueprints. Check in with your vision to determine if your actions and decisions align with what you desire to create this year. With that comes the knowledge that a vision without action is just a daydream. You have to take action using your vision as your guide.
Today, I’d like to share some tips to help you take powerful actions and maintain momentum towards your goals.
Here are some questions to get you started:
Where do you get derailed or thrown off-track? Is it something in your routine? Is it a lack of consistent structure in your routine? Do you have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish each day and how you desire your day to go, including how you desire to feel? This is key! What are your measures of success? Are you getting the results you want?
Here are some tips to help you consider which actions will help you achieve your desired result the quickest:
- Decide. Sometimes we can get hung up on analyzing which action to take and end up not taking any action. Choose one thing. Assess the impact and results. Make adjustments as needed. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you do need to choose.
- Work backwards. Review what actions you have been taking and track the results you have obtained. Are these the results you were after? If not, what adjustments can you make to your actions?
- An example of this comes from Tim Ferriss. At one of his jobs, he had to make cold calls. He found that he had trouble getting the people he needed to speak with on the phone. He decided to try calling after 5pm. Making this change allowed him to reach more people. This adjustment led him to the result he desired, which was ultimately more sales.
- Simplify. Ask yourself, ‘If I only had two hours this week to work on this, what would be the best use of my time in order to progress my goal?’ When we think we have a month or a year to complete something, we can get caught up in busy work. This is work that feels like it is moving us forward but can often be described as rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The ship is sinking, what are you going to do? Do that one most important thing.
It’s your turn! What actions will you take this week? What result do you hope to see by taking these actions? How will you measure your progress?
I’d love to hear how it goes! Send me a quick email using the form below and let me know.
Sending you decisiveness and discernment in your actions this week,
P.S. Check out the third video in the Stay on Track for Success Series. It’s all about action!