Day 20 of 31 days to Creating Your Inspiring Personal Plan for 2012
Congratulations, you are coming into the home stretch of this 31 day/step process for building a personal plan that will accelerate your success in 2012. I am delighted that you are among that small minority of the population who have the discipline to take the steps that bring success.
Your commitment to this process speaks volumes about what you should be able to achieve in 2012 with the benefit of your thoughtful plan.
Today’s task is one of the most important that you will be doing in the entire 31 day/step process. In this task, you will be choosing from among the many potential strategies you developed over the last week using a variety of techniques. I will be giving you some guidance as to ways to optimize your selection. But before I do so, I want to again remind you of the silent killer of so much potential – perfectionism. If you didn’t read it when first presented, I strongly urge you to read this excellent quik-read guest post on perfectionism by the very thoughtful Janet Vanderhoof.
Now, there is a lot riding on your selection of the right strategies. But, here is the good news. Even picking the wrong strategy is frequently better than motoring through life without any strategies. When you have no strategies, you are leaving life to chance. You deserve much, much better than that!
Winners make good choices. But, even more importantly, winners are quick to adjust course if the course they are on does not prove to be working for them. So, even if you pick a strategy that doesn’t work well for you, you can – and should – adjust as you see results that are not in keeping with your expectations.
Keep in mind that you will be selecting five or six strategies from among the robust list you have assembled over the past week. Even using a dart board to select, all of your choices aren’t likely to be bad. And, I am going to share with you an approach that is light years better than using a dart board.
So, please set aside any anxiety about making perfect picks for strategies. Make the best picks that you can based on the information you currently have. You can always tweak your selections before the process is complete. In fact, it is likely you will be making a tweak or two after getting feedback from your Board of Advisors.
The only choice that will slow your progress will be if you choose to make no choice. So, let’s have some fun selecting strategies that are likely to accelerate your personal success in 2012.
Today, we will be using a four step process to develop a hypothesis as to the five or six strategies that you will use in 2012 to accelerate your personal success. In one of the subsequent steps you will be validating the power of those you have selected and have an opportunity to tweak, then. So, just follow this process and get a hypothesis down on paper.
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