Coaching Personal and Business Planning
Developing a focused plan of action is a critical step for success. Whether the plan is focused on short-term results or long term outcomes, the action steps should be consistent. There are six questions that should be considered.
1. Do you have a vision of what you want to achieve?
2. Is the mission for your success well defined?
3. What are the objectives that need to be accomplished?
4. Are your strategies aligned with your objectives?
5. What measurements are you going to use to track your progress?
6. What can be improved next time?
Be careful not to short-change yourself by skipping this important process when you are faced with developing a plan. Once the plan is developed, focus on the critical action steps to assure success.
SOME GREAT QUOTES
“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”- Sir Winston Churchill
“We must ask where we are and whither we are tending.”- Abraham Lincoln
“In the space of two days I had evolved two plans, wholly distinct, both of which were equally feasible. The point I am trying to bring out is that one does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances.”- George S. Patton
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”- John Lennon
“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”- Thomas Edison
“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” - Carl Sandburg