Everyone Loves To Succeed, But Do You Have A Success Plan?




Success Planning

It might not seem obvious but making progress in life is hardly accidental but a deliberate outcome of a process. In other words, your success plan is the door to the progress you need to make in your endeavors. 

The inability to realize what is needed for you to have the kind of results you desire is the beginning of an apparent failure.  So, to come up with a success plan, here is what you need to consider:

Do You Have a Vision?

A vision outlines a path and it is the overarching underbelly that paints a picture of where you want to be; your destination.

No one is clear about the entire process when developing a vision, but you can be sure about where you want to be and this you to begin to outline your goals.

Your vision is characteristically enduring as it opens you up to the successive steps you need to take as you reach a milestone and head for the other.
  • Your Vision should state:
  • ·         Your purpose
  • ·         The forte of your existence
  • ·         Your core values
  • ·         Who you are
  • ·         What you intend to be
  • ·         Your value outlook
  • ·         Your uniqueness
  • ·         Your Intent
  • ·         Your goals and future aspirations


Identify Your Goals

The linkages between your goals and vision come quite close but both are not interchangeable although your goals give vent to your vision.

 When your goals are attained, it is your vision that is in progress, but it does not end there. You might come up with new goals after a set of goals gets achieved.

Within the American framework, J.F. Kennedy set out to send a man to the Moon and this was a goal which got accomplished in July 1969. 

Other goals have been set by other Presidents after him and they were geared towards keeping America as the greatest nation on earth.

Your goal defines your direction and it is important for it to be clearly identified and stated. If you do not know your goals, it means you do not yet qualify as a candidate for success.

Your goal must be definitive;

  • ·         What do you intend to achieve it?
  • ·         When should this be?
  • ·         How will you know it is attained?


Outline What You Need

As you work towards realizing your seat goals, you need to be scrupulous and identify all that you need in order to attain them. 

This gives vent to your success plan and failure to have this content in place means that you will be at best mediocre with your efforts. Attention to details makes the entire enterprise a lot more realizable and tangible.

To outline what you need is at the core of doing what you need to do to get the desired results. As a student, if becoming an A-student is your goal, your success plan needs to detail what you are going to do to make that realizable.

 You might want to read two hours daily, go through your class notes every lecture day, complete a block of end of topic questions weekly, etc.

Draw a Timeline

Having a timeline gives urgency to your success plan and without timelines, whatever you expect to attain will be left hanging for a long time. Timing helps make you accountable and if you fail here, you might as well tag your vision and underlying goals, a mere pipe dream.

Putting a timeline to your cycle of planned events makes it easier to see a pathway for the actualization of your success plan. In organizational terms, a lifecycle budget will be drawn for a new product development and it will encompass a schedule of events such as prototype development, testing, evaluation, standardization, and launching.

 All these elements would have timelines attached to them and once realized, a new set of goals might be developed to make it an enduring and successful product.

Take Action

No matter how elaborate and carefully outlined your goals are, without action, no result will ever be seen.  A success plan needs to be acted upon for its intent to manifest. 

 This requires that you talk about it, review, visualize and reiterate in order for it to become tangible and eventually emerge as a testament to your vision.

Last Line

Your success plan requires an understanding of the above in order to become a reality and you can start today with the building blocks and watch it become a reality. 


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