A pro golfer does not stop a stroke as soon as he launched the ball into the air.
A major leagues did not stop his swing as soon as the ball hit the bat. He followed through and completed his swing.
Without follow through, every action they would be useless.
Setting goals is worthless without follow-up. That is the change that goal a reality.
When it comes to your goals - personal or business-related - the three main components of goal-achieving process will help you hit a home run.
1. Tracking goal
No major objectives are achieved in a single step. There are many small goals that must be achieved to attain great. It is important to set and then track your ambitions. Think about what you can accomplish this month that will put you on the path toward annual goals. Break that goal down into monthly and weekly goals weekly goals into goals every day. This layout creates a clear road map for success.
Once you have your map, look for a way to track your progress. Being able to see how far you have come is very motivating. I like the elevator app, which allows you to set goals and check in every day to see their progress visually. There's also the social element that allows others to push you when you are making progress - or hold you accountable.
If you are serious about your goals, accountability is key. Once a month, I get together with three friends, we sat around the table, pour yourself a nice drink, and report successes and failures of the last month. They helped me evaluate my status and adjust my goals if they are too high or too loose. Joy to share my progress with them makes me want to push myself even more.
Find at least one other person who you believe, and organize monthly meetings with him. It is helpful to have a regular opportunity to discuss realistic expectations, and consistent support is priceless.
If you can not find someone who can meet with you, it still helps to do a mass distribution. When you publicly state that you will do something, you are more likely to follow through. Create a blog documenting your progress or just let the family, employees, or work friends know what you are trying to accomplish. Spread the word makes you feel more accountable for your progress.
One of the most efficient ways to understand these concepts is through the visual. Our brains process images differently from things like lists and bullet points. When dealing with the process of achieving goals, images can help us remember our status and where we need to improve. Image offers a quick, clear view of how we are doing.
Also provides a better visual quality - they're fun! Some goals take time to complete, so you might as well enjoy the process. Having a visual display may make you more positive, which helps motivate you. Plus, you can show your friends how far you are, and you can get other people on board more easily. This is especially good if your goal involves a team, such as employees or family.
A great example of this can be found in a large non-profit organization thermometer red color with markers because they are closer to their fundraising goal. They are clearly the organization's progress. If your goal is not the amount of money, you can glue pictures that represent a step toward your goal on a piece of poster board. Whatever you do, make it meaningful and fun.
I like to set goals, they are moving forward in my life and my work. But whether or not you share my New Year's Eve custom of write lofty goals in store for the coming year, the fact remains that the goal is useless without solid action strategy. So was hanged, but do not stop until you hit it out of the park.