Achieving big goals is pretty similar to running a marathon. *Or should I say climbing Mt. Everest?*
Either way, there’s a whole lot of preparation, mixed with some blood, sweat, and tears in order to make it to the finish line.
But let me tell you a lil’ somethin’, baby boo.
>>Setting and accomplishing big goals is abso-freakin’-lutely possible.<<
If you’ve got a goal in mind that you’d like to crush, ask yourself these five questions:
1. Do I have the capacity?
How busy are you? It’s one thing for you to WANT to do a big project, but you must think about the pile of commitments that’s on your shoulders already. Take those into consideration.
If your answer is ‘No’:
- Is there something that you can stop doing to make time for this big project?
- Can you find someone that has the capacity to help you?
- Are you okay with putting this project on the back burner for now?
If your answer is ‘Yes’:
- Move on down the line!
2. What date will I accomplish this?
Once you know you have the capacity to get it done, you have to set a date, my friend! This will give you something to work towards. Timelines are an entrepreneur’s best friend, am I right?!
3. How am I going to do it?
This relates to the capacity question, but this step is more about the how, not the if. Really dive in and make an effort here, even if that means figuring out stuff that you know NOTHING about.
4. What’s my timeline?
You’ve figured out the if, the when, and the how so far. Now it’s time to put it all together and answer the two what questions. *Have I lost you yet? Hang in there.*
These next two questions are where you have to get extremely detailed in your planning. When coming up with a timeline, start with your due date and work backwards from there with what needs accomplished.
5. What tasks need to be done?
Tying in to the previous question, in order to create a complete timeline, you must figure out every single task that needs to get done. This might be the point where you have to rally the troops.
“But Jasmine, it’s just me! I don’t have a team.” That’s perfectly okay, boo boo. I was in your shoes for ten years, and I know that solopreneur life is possible.
*Let me tell you, my maltese Polo makes a GREAT assistant!*
Whether you’re a one-man show or part of a team, you must create a task list. When team members are involved, the objective is to delegate based on everyone’s abilities.
A marathon runner or mountain climber will tell you the exact same thing I’m about to say:
>>A majority of your ability to accomplish goals is a mental game.<<
Yes, it’s imperative to ask yourself these five questions, but your mind has to be in the right place in order to crush those life-shattering goals of yours.
Get your head in the game, and get ready to cross that finish line…victorious.