Sunday, January 1

10 Outstanding Steps to Effective Planning and Goal Setting

To plan is to make necessary arrangement ahead of any particular goal, intention, objective or desire. But in order to plan effectively, there are some strategic steps that must be followed and acted upon. Below are some important steps that we can adopt and have our desired results.


10 Outstanding Steps to Effective Planning and Goal Setting

10 outstanding steps to follow in making effective planning and setting achievable smart goal in life are:

1.  PRAYER:
You must regularly pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit before you do anything. Proverb 14:12, Bible says, "the way seems right to man, but the end thereof is destruction".

2.  GOAL IDENTIFICATION:
Put down on paper every idea, dream, objective, desire, intention and goal that you want to achieve. Why this? Because even if it escapes your mind; it can never be erased from your jotter.

3.  GOAL SETTING:
Be prayerfully and carefully pick among those several ideas by order of priority the most urgent, important and appropriate ones by drawing your scale of preference.

4.  MODUS OPERANDI:
Identify several ways by wish you can achieve those identified goals and write all of them down for proper analysis.

5.  SELECT BEST OPTION:
Do proper analysis of all the identified ways of achieving your goals and pick the best options among those several alternatives.

6.  ACTION:
Having made the right choice of strategy to apply or picked the best way of achieving your goals, then you must ready to take necessary steps required in achieving your plans and objectives.

7.  REVIEW:
Constant reviews help you to monitor your progress and to take necessary steps in effecting corrections, change your approaches, adjust your plans, or re-strategize if need be.

8.  SEEK HELPS:
Prayerfully identify some individuals that can be of help to the attainment of your goals, in terms of advice, counsel, prayer, financial or moral supports, etc. and get in touch with them. We all need people to fulfill our destinies.

9.  NEVER GET DISCOURAGED:
It is not going to be easy as many PLANS won't fall in places as you have planned, but be determined, be focused and remain encouraged. You will surely have results if you don't give up. Don’t forget “you are not a failure until you stop trying”.

10.  STAY THROUGH TO GOD:
Without God, we can't do anything. John 15:1-10. All we need to have our dreams fulfilled is GOD. If we can stay through to Him, He will see us through.

Make sure that all your goals in this year are "SMART" (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound).

I wish you a dream filled day, week, month and year ahead.


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