How do you plan for something? Created some goals right? Identified what you wanted to achieve this year or in 5 years’ time, then worked out strategies on how to get there?
Well, how do you know if those goals and strategies will get you to a place you really desire and not just some random point on the way there? Where even is “there”?
Stephen Covey said it best: “Begin with the end in mind.” I believe that you always have to start your planning from the back end, from where you want to end up, and then go back to where you are now. Otherwise, how can you create goals and strategies to go “forward” when you’re not clear where “forward” actually is?
And I don’t mean some wild and wooly “vision and mission” statement – I mean a clear, quantified, specifically described, ideal future situation. You absolutely need clarity on this before you plan for anything, so that you can ask “Will this goal or strategy or action get me nearer there and only there?”
Watch this video on the one way I recommend to clarify what your “vision” is and what it actually means when it has been achieved.
If you use this method you can cascade the detailing of what your ultimate dream business is, all the way to the detailed steps and actions you need to take – try it out! Remember:-
- The first question is “what do I mean by my ideal…..(business)?”
- Then keep asking “what do I mean by…..”
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