Imagine the Milestones – Setting Goals That Get Done #3

Part Three of  Series that begins with Setting Your Intent and Deciding What You’re Not Going To Do

Imagine the Milestones

People don’t just walk up to Mount Everest and start climbing. Training, equipment, skills development, supplies and logistics, where and when the base camps are must all be considered. Otherwise you’re just planning to fail.

Dead body on Mount Everest

A journey of a thousand miles may begin with one step, but make sure you end up where you want to tonight.

Imagine the steps along the way to your goal. If you can imagine not only what you’re trying to do, but how you’re doing to do it, you’ve got a better chance of getting it right.

Sometimes just getting to the next milestone, base camp, check-mark on the list, is all you’ll be able to manage. But it will give you the motivation and momentum you need to keep going.

Some of your goals might be big enough to need their own milestones. Inch pebbles if you will. There’s a great saying in project management, and it applies to many problems: use the “appropriate level of detail”.

Frequent (weekly, even daily) goals often work best. Yearly and quarterly goals are too infrequent to keep the momentum. Frequent is better than big. Frequent, consistent steps adds up to accomplishment faster than giant leaps.

Next: Sometimes You Just Have to Get Started

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2 responses to “Imagine the Milestones – Setting Goals That Get Done #3

  1. Pingback: Can You See It? – Setting Goals That Get Done #2 | Practical Managers

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