To meet any challenge, major or minor, put first things first.
You need to ask yourself: What is truly important in what I plan to do?
Are you bogged down with a lot of detail? Simplify your approach, and stick to the essentials.
A plan that has too much detail doesn’t allow for flexibility to accommodate changes in direction or events that are beyond your control.
10 Steps To Take To Meet Your Challenges
- Define the challenge, risks and rewards
- Establish how long it will take to achieve completion
- If the project is a big one, break it down into its component parts
- Establish the time required to complete each individual step
- Determine what resources you require, in terms of materials, research, or other support
- Commit your plan to paper, or otherwise externalize it so that you have a blueprint for action
- Track your progress, noting whatever adjustments are required along the way
- Devote a certain amount of time every day to building a pattern of consistent actions
- Streamline your planning and your efforts so that you stick to the essentials required
- Be flexible to accommodate changes in direction or unexpected events