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Achieving Your Goals
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Reviewing your progress


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Achieving Your Goals

with Dave Crenshaw

Video: Reviewing your progress

As you work toward accomplishing your goals, you'll occasionally want to check in and see how well you're progressing. You can use this review time to repeat some of the necessary steps in the system for achieving your goals. First, I recommend that you create an appointment for yourself once a month to review each of the goals you established. This session will last likely a half an hour to an hour, so I recommend planning for an hour. As you review the vision, you'll repeat the worksheet on dividing to conquer.

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Achieving Your Goals
25m 25s Appropriate for all Mar 20, 2012

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Setting achievable goals is one of the first steps toward a successful career and meaningful personal development. In this business skills course for lynda.com, author Dave Crenshaw shows smart ways to create a vision, develop a quantifiable goal, turn that goal into actions, and share that commitment publicly to establish accountability.

Along the way, discover the importance of celebrating successes and reviewing your progress in order to stay motivated and establish a pattern of successful goal setting.

Topics include:
  • Creating a vision
  • Dividing to conquer
  • Processing into action
  • Establishing accountability
  • Tracking progress
Subjects:
Business Business Skills Career Development Time Management Management
Author:
Dave Crenshaw

Reviewing your progress

As you work toward accomplishing your goals, you'll occasionally want to check in and see how well you're progressing. You can use this review time to repeat some of the necessary steps in the system for achieving your goals. First, I recommend that you create an appointment for yourself once a month to review each of the goals you established. This session will last likely a half an hour to an hour, so I recommend planning for an hour. As you review the vision, you'll repeat the worksheet on dividing to conquer.

In other words, you'll assess where you are right now and then divide again, the distance between where you're at and what the goal is. Repeat this process until you get down to a one-month target. You'll then repeat step three in the system, which is reprocessing your new target. And you're deciding what you're going to do with it, when you're going to do it, and where is its home. Also review step four, where you may decide to make another public commitment.

In reviewing step five, you'll reestablish your accountability and make sure that you have a scheduled meeting with your friend, mentor, or coach. Then step six, you'll celebrate any of the successes you've had so far, either by recording your past success or setting up some simple reward for yourself. This review time is not so much about reviewing your successes and your failures as it is about reviewing the system for achieving your goals and recommitting to it again and again.

Keeping this appointment with yourself on a monthly basis will help you always keep those goals in mind. And this will help you avoid one of the biggest problems that people have, which is conveniently forgetting their goals and resolutions. When you're reviewing and celebrating your successes, if you've already accomplished one of the goals you've set for yourself, you can use this review time to add a new goal, using the Creating a Vision worksheet. Then, follow the seven-step process for your new goal.

By using the review process and going back through the steps of this goal- setting system that I've given you, you'll make small advances toward accomplishing your goal. And by doing this consistently, the odds are great that you'll find yourself at the end of one year at exactly the point you intended to be, or even past it.

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