Are you working your plan?

Mar 06  – Are you working your plan? Or are everyone else's plans working you?  Are you finding that while you have good intentions, everything else always seems to take your attention and focus away? Are goals and aspirations continually being put on the back burner? Is part of your dilemma that you have not put an action plan in place to know what your next best steps could be?   

If you find yourself frustrated by not being able to focus upon what you want or need, it is time to ask yourself why you are allowing this to happen. If you have goals, aspirations, and desires, and you cannot seem to give any time to them, you are making a decision that other things are more important. If you have not defined the specific actions you could be taking, it is easy to be pulled in a multitude of directions. A strategic action plan helps drive your focus, and then, most important of all, taking action helps drive momentum.      


Take an MM&I Moment to reawaken to your lack of taking action. How are everyone else's demands getting the best of you? If you do have an action plan, but are not executing it, then ask yourself what is keeping you from taking the initiative? If it is because the next step appears to be overwhelming, how can you make it less overwhelming by breaking it into manageable steps for making progress? If it is because you are uncertain about which is the next best step to take, seek advice. The bottom line is that your actions really do speak louder than words regarding what is important to you. Taking action on a daily basis towards your desires will help you realize momentum in both expected and unexpected ways, and with that momentum you will be unstoppable.    


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. – Sun Yat-sen


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,


P.S. Need a little boost in your thinking around the importance of strategy and making momentum-building decisions? Read our BizGrowth blog, Is Your Strategy Protecting You Enough?, from March of 2023 for some insights and inspiration.