Monday, February 2, 2009

Work backwards to move forward...

Every long range career or project is a series of months, weeks and days used to take one step closer to achieving them. The issue with long term goals for most people is they continue to be just that, long term goals.

What's missing is action.

Take your long term goal and give it some milestones, points along the way that are measurable and achievable. Put a deadline on the milestones, turn your long term goal into a series of shorter term goals that have visibility, dimension, and a high probability of success.

Every longer term goal has within it a series of tasks that when completed, get you there. While some of the tasks may seem insurmountable, there is always a smaller element of it that gets it started...and that you can do today.

Today, take one step forward. Is it a phone call? Making a list of options? An e-mail to a contact looking for information? Anything can be broken down into smaller, manageable tasks, the trick is consistency. Doing one thing every day to get you closer to your goal puts you on the path to achieving it. Everything else is just planning and dreaming.

We humans are hard-wired to move forward, being stagnant is an unnatural state of being, so fulfill your destiny and do one thing today. Isn't it time for you to make your move?

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