What we want to accomplish will require thought, reasoning, and reality. Let’s break that down:
Thought: If we commit to change, we have to identify the specific change we expect to occur. This outcome becomes the piece that we are accountable and responsible for. The more time we dedicate to thinking this through, the more efficient and effective our plan of action can be.
Reasoning: With a solid desired change, dedicated thought to our plan, we begin to chart our course with an evaluation of the reasoning toward our goals. This is otherwise known as “the process”. Begin to visualize the direction required and work toward identifying the barriers you may encounter.
Reality: The desired outcome needs to be realistic, while at the same time challenging, in order to achieve growth and reach your goals. If your desired outcome is too much of a stretch goal, you are setting yourself up for failure. By creating a reality that pushes us outside our comfort zone, we appreciate the process even more so.
Too simple, won’t work, right?
Here is an example:
- What is causing me to be disorganized?
- Do I have control over it?
- What is not working?
- What could I change about myself?
We don’t need pages of notes and analytics to support our goals in every situation. By applying simplification to create a base for the decisions that you make, you will be able to allocate that time for the more critical decisions in your life which require more research and evaluation.