You are almost there. You know your success goals, why they are important to you and what motivates you to achieve them. The next question is the tough one. How are you going to achieve your goals? These are your tactics. What are the two or three things that will help you focus on to achieve this success? What are the most powerful actions that will lead to your success? When it comes to spending energy and effort which activities will provide you with the greatest return towards your success in 2009? The most important piece of this focus reflection exercise is to write down all your thoughts and communicate them to someone on your team. The act of writing turns your plan into action.
Congratulations on your efforts to focus on success in 2009. If you have taken the time to write down your successes, internal motivation and actions these will all contribute to your success and you will have a 50% chance of making it happen. To increase the likelihood of achieving your success goals in 2009 you should communicate and commit to your goals to a friend or colleague. If you are really motivated, hire a coach who will hold you accountable to the process of staying focused on achieving success in 2009.
Wishing you the best of success,
Steven Rosen, MBA