If you are going to achieve your big goals, you should ensure that you have set yourself some specific intentions for the week. To do this most effectively, start by doing a quick inventory of where you are right now. Assess how far you are in relation to where you were expecting to be. If you are behind in your accomplishments, take a moment to determine the reason why that may be so. Identify a plan for dealing with any stumbling blocks that you encountered and then take the actions that are necessary to keep going forward.
On the other hand, if you are ahead of where you were expecting to be, then your assessment should be to determine how you were able to proceed so effectively. Is there something unexpected that helped your progress or were you able to work better or faster than you initially expected? Look for the lesson and learn from it so that you can continue to achieve the success that you want.
Once you are clear about where you are, then you can also be clear about where you want to be by the end of this week. Set your intention by considering:
- What do you need to do this week to keep moving forward?
- Why is it important?
- What will happen if you are able to meet your objectives for the week?
- What will be the consequences if you do not achieve your intention?
Be precise with your intention and be aware that unexpected challenges or demands on your time may arise. Do not be derailed by this. It is inevitable that unexpected things happen, no matter how well you plan. However, keeping your goal in mind helps you to focus on the outcome regardless of the stumbles along the way.
Marjorie Wharton is a trainer, facilitator and coach who works with individuals and organizations to help them improve their performance. She is based at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business in Barbados. Follow her on twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. For more of her writing visit https://marjoriewharton.live