The Best Handful of Tips 52 – Make New Year Plans
Tie a ribbon around 2016 and plan to make 2017 a year of achievements.
You don’t know what you can achieve until you really try. It’s amazing what you can achieve if you believe you can do it.
Don’t allow past experiences to retard future achievements.
The five best tips to prepare an action plan
An action plan is a step by step approach to achieve a goal or goals. Ideally it should state simply who does what by when.
Set your goal or goals
These should be simple and realistic.
Do not attempt too many things at one time – one at a time is ideal. People who do many things often finish few.
Write down, in basic English, what you want to achieve. Keep it simple. For example; “Become a confident public speaker.” How? By finding a suitable Toastmasters Club, joining it, and completing a set number of their manuals by the end of the year.
List the action you need to take
Make a list of all the things that need to be done. Which one needs to be done first? Put the list into a logical order.
Aim to attack them step by step.
Prepare a time line
Estimate the time required for each step and indicate when they should be completed.
Make your plan dynamic
Try to identify possible problems. Consider alternatives if changes are necessary and be prepared to make changes if required.
Think positively and start your plan. Each step completed gives a sense of achievement and encourages you to continue. How will you know when you have succeeded?
Earn a reputation for being an achiever by meeting deadlines and getting things done.
“One of the great pleasures in life is doing what others say you cannot do.”
Source: “The Daily Tonic” For people who want to succeed. A quote for every day of the year. Available free from Mossassociates.co.nz website.