The best way to get things done is by doing them. Take it from one who knows how to plan, research, plan and research some more. I am a guy that does not like to make mistakes or at least knows everything, there is to know about the subject matter. Just start doing it.
What are your goals? What do you want to achieve?
As coaches, we ask our clients these questions all the time. And if you work with managers, business leaders, professionals, and other career-focused clients as I do, the replies typically go something like this:
- I want to double the size of my business and sell it in 5 years.
- I want to become a keynote speaker to help build my business.
- I won’t make more money and spend less time at work.
So what’s next? Let’s get them an 8 Step Roadmap for Setting and Activating Goals.
1)Identify Goal 2) Reflect on Why this Goal 3) Fact Find Mission for skills 4) Make a list on how to use skills to Achieve the Goal 5) Prioritize 6) SMART Goals 7) ACTION Plans and Timelines 8) Rehire Coach and start over ……
Holy shit. No wonder half my clients are in therapy and had a problem getting anything done for years? They were so busy writing and worrying about all these goals and how to achieve them they forgot to get in there and get after it and create action.
Yes, there is a time and place, but energy and action are necessary to make those Goals viable.
The best way to get things done is to jump in and start to do them. Forget the fact that you are not an expert. Forget the fact that you do not have all the answers or have perfected the process. Go start to do something. Dig some holes.
Now some people that know me might be smiling at this point because I am a recovering perfectionist not know for jumping into situations without being pretty darn sure I have the answer, but that was the adult Steele. Now that I am young again Let’s get some shit done. Everything else is secondary.