Create Action Plan Accomplish Goals
Many people create goals for themselves without making a plan to complete them. Wanting something does not a plan make. The best way to accomplish your goals is by creating an action plan.
If you still need to set goals, start by reading Making Resolutions & Setting Goals.
How to Create an Action Plan to Accomplish Goals
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1. Start with one goal
One goal is sure to have risen to the top as your number one priority since you created your master goal list. If not allow yourself a few more days to contemplate which one holds the most meaning and importance for you at this time in your life.
Starting with one goal allows you narrow your focus enough to achieve it. It’s better to start out with one goal and complete it than to start out with 3 and not complete any. If you feel confident enough to come back and do this process with your other 2 goals feel free. Just make sure it is a SMART plan. If not, stick with one goal at a time.
2. Create an Action Plan
Create an action plan by listing the steps you will need to take to accomplish your goal. To make an action plan that will work to help you meet your goal, you must first know what it takes to reach your goal. If you do not know what it will take to meet this goal you will have to do some research. Your research may involve going online, to the library, or speaking with people who have experience with this goal.
3. Break Down Action Plan
Break the steps to accomplish your goal down into the smallest steps possible. Each step should have only one action associated with it. If there is more than one action to take for each step break it down further.
4. Set a Due Date
Setting a due date is necessary to keep your goals SMART (see setting goals). The steps you need to take and the time you will have to dedicate toward reaching your goals will help you determine how long it should take you to accomplish it. Make the due date an attainable one based on all factors needed for its completion so you don’t lose faith and give up.
5. Create Monthly List of Actions
Create a monthly list of actions that you will complete to reach your goal. Organize the action steps you made in step 3 above by priority. Place the most important step first, followed by the next most important step, and so on. Place these steps in your calendar and check off each one as you accomplish it.
6. Set Interim Goals
Interim goals or deadlines are due dates created for some of the action steps you need to take to reach your goal. Setting interim deadlines can help keep your plan SMART by assisting you in measuring your progress toward reaching your goal.
As an example, if my goal was to loose 25 pounds in 6 months, an interim goal might be; loose 3-5 pounds a month. If my goal was to start a business and earn a full-time income in 2 years, the interim goal might be a part time income after 1 year.
7. Post Your Plan
Post your action plan somewhere you will refer to daily. Focus on completing the tasks each day, week, and month to make your goal (dream) a reality. Reevaluate your plan by completing a monthly goal review to see if you need to rework any actions or due dates.
Create action plan accomplish goals! Setting goals, creating an action plan, and sticking to it is a surefire way to attain your goals and live the life of your dreams. Don’t wait… do it today!
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