Goal Setting is About Adding Resources

November 11, 2009 by  
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By Wayne Buckhanan

The process of goal setting is not about creating the plan, it is about the planning process. The importance of the process is not just in outlining the details of how you’ll reach your goal. It is also about discovering what resources you’ll need to get there and making sure you have access to them. This article shows how to put the resources back into your planning process.

When using a goal setting process you’ll discover that there are resources you don’t have access to that you need to reach your goal. You may not think you have the time, money, energy, passion, or skills to do what it takes to reach your goal. If you do not have access to all five of these resources you are much less likely to reach your goals and it is likely to be an up-hill battle. When you have access to all of these resources there is literally nothing stopping you from reaching your goals. Let’s look at several ways to gain access to these resources.

The most difficult, but still do-able, method is to create new resources. Most people assume this is the only way to increase your resourcefulness and they get stuck. You might go back to school to learn new skills or work more hours to earn the money needed. This almost always involves directly trading one resource for another. The danger is, for example, trading all your time for more money and not having enough time to work on your goals.

The easiest way to get any of these five resources is by reclaiming it. You probably already have the energy and time but they are allocated for other uses or possibly being wasted. By eliminating some activity that is using your time and/or energy you can free the resources needed for reaching your goals. Television is one of the main culprits for stealing both time and energy. Is it worth skipping a few hours of entertainment to reach your goals and have your life changed forever?

Often the best way to gain access to these resources is by borrowing from other people. This is not limited to just money, you can also borrow other people’s time, energy, and skills by employing them to work towards your goals. You might even find that partnering with someone who has more passion for this goal will be enough to get where you need to be.

Time, money, energy, skills, and passion are the most often needed resources for reaching goals. By create them, rediscovering them, or borrowing them you can get to your outcome more quickly and easily.


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Getting Some Action

April 5, 2009 by  
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I LOVE making lists, planning and getting things done. All of us like to get things done; however we all have different ways of doing them. If you are still frustrated with achieving the goals, I am going to ask you to look at a few things.

1. Most people set goals with no deadline. All of my goals have a due date (dead line). That way I can work backwards by looking at all the steps needed to reach the goal and time them out. I figure out how long each step takes and then I know when I have to start to reach my due date.

2. Most people do not break down the goal into steps. Each goal will have 3-10 steps to get it done. Any goal that is 1 or 2 steps is a task, not a goal. You are bigger than that. Go for something fantastic! Once you break down the steps or tasks to reaching the goal, how much time will you spend on them? There are times when I completely underestimate how much time it takes to get something done. Then there are times when I have planned out too much time and I was not being efficient. We need to become more in tune with how long it takes us to do something.

3. Most people do not block out time to do it. It?s not just about making a list of tasks, but when are you going to do it? When will you have 15 minutes in your day to deal with mail?

4. Most people multi-task. Multi-tasking is not good. I know it feels good, but really, it does not work. If you want to know the reasons why, here is a good article to begin with


What tools will help you be more efficient?

I recommend 2 things:

The Action Machine: This timer will help you keep track of how long it takes to get something done and help you limit time wasters. It even comes with bonus books on how to be more efficient. I personally use it and love this thing! Click here to get more info The Action Machine:

An Accountability Partner: This is not the same as a mastermind and it?s much easier to do. It?s free and only takes up 5 minutes a day. I have one I talk to for Daily goals and one and talk to about weekly goals. The person I talk to about my weekly goals deals more with my web goals and is responsible for helping me get things like www.beontvatsea.com done. We talk about 30-45 minutes.

If you want to know how work with an accountability partner, read this blog post.


So tell me, what are you going to do this month?

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