The Importance of Goals and Planning

Sometimes good luck, or just plain dumb luck, can land you where you want to be, but these are rare situations and not great strategies for something as important as your personal desires and happiness or for your company’s objectives.

There are a 100 different starting points of desire, and the key to obtaining the object of that desire is to set some goals and make a plan. A plan is often a work in progress and sometimes even the goal needs to be somewhat organic until we have a clear picture of where we want to go. Many of us know we want “more ….”, “something different”, “not this” or some other driving urge that is not entirely clear. Perhaps, we know exactly what we want and have no idea how to make a plan to get there – or, worse, we don’t know we need a plan at all!

Even short term goals that move you forward are a great starting point. Continue to set higher goals as specific desires come into focus and then add the required details to your plan to guide you to success.

Remember a goal that is not specific is not a goal, it is a dream or, at best, a hope and in the words of Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Start with small goals and small successes! How do you eat an elephant? .... One bite at a time!! ;)