Achieving goals comes down to knowing what you want.
But knowing what you want is not enough.
Once you have your set goal, it’s then time to get down to planning out the way you’re going to achieve it.
Regardless of whether it is in your personal or business life the reality is that strategy really does play a huge part on the journey to achievement.
Strategic (adjective) as identified by the Oxford dictionary is defined as – Relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.
If you want to achieve a certain outcome then you need to have a very measured approach.
A pathway. A series of stepping stones that take you forward towards your goals.
Without that pathway.
Life tends to just wander along in and before you know it a year has flown past!
Without strategic direction, there is less chance of achievement and satisfaction.
Strategic planning is all about aiming for what is right for YOU and for your business.
You are unique and your plans will be different from mine – but there is a commonality to all plans…
You can read here how I utilised strategic planning to achieve my personal goal of living and working in Europe for 12 months.
As you move along with your business/life/career you NEED to know the direction you are heading in and WHERE you want to end up.
Why? Because without clear goals it is impossible to tell if you have actually achieved your goals.
You will not know when you have arrived.
And knowing that is super important BECAUSE it is what helps you feel motivated.
The sense of achievement, as you tick off each goal, helps keep you fueled with positive forward momentum.
Naturally, goals can and often do change as you move through life. That’s part and parcel of business growth and life in general.