A guest article by Courtland Warren
Having a goal in mind is a good thing…
…writing down that goal with a timeline for achieving it is better…
…after that is where most people get stumped.
How do you meet your timeline without micro-managing yourself to death?
One mistake most people make that accounts for a lack of meeting goal timelines lies in obtaining the resources needed to be able to make meeting that deadline possible in the first place.
There are no magic buttons, no shortcuts, and no “secrets” to obtaining these resources. If you have a project that requires a set of resources, you have to obtain those resources to complete the project. One way to get the resources you need is do it by yourself, accomplishing all the research and using all the time necessary to do that.
Or, you could enlist the help of other people to obtain the resources you need.
And that is where most people make a grave mistake.
They assume they have to “do it themselves”, without the assistance of other people to reach their objectives. Nothing could be farther from the truth however. In fact, identifying who the other people are you’ll need to accomplish your goals is an important part of goal setting, and more importantly goal achievement.
Of course, the fact that “other people” might be involved does intimidate people. If this describes you, don’t worry, as it’s a normal initial reaction and your not alone. Meeting new people can be unsettling, but try and keep the objective in mind…two heads are better than one. Another person may have access to resources you cannot acquire, or can put you in touch with people who can elevate you closer to your goals than you would have imagined possible.
So don’t make this mistake. Instead, the next time you sit down to analyze your goals, factor in who will help you along the way.
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