The greatest dreams, the smartest of ideas, your most brilliant concept – will amount to very little if you fail to execute your game plan.
Everyone knows that person that talks a big game. Heck, I’ve fallen into the trap before and it’s an easy one to do.
The ‘ideas’ guy. The one that pats themself on the back for not only coming up with a great idea of what they’re going to do, but manages to tell everyone about it.
The problem is that it tends to come apart at the delivery stage because they haven’t planned appropriately, or worse, got caught up in their own hype.
Now, there are some subtle differences if you accept other people’s projections of what is and isn’t achievable, but in the end, you can be one of two people – the one who is still going to do it, or the one who has done it.
For me, I need to be crystal clear on what success looks like, put together a plan on how I’m going to achieve that success, and then execute that plan.
It’s a lot simpler than it might sound, but a great thing about executing on your plan is all the success you’ll have before you even reach the end (watch this short video to see why).
This continued success can serve as fuel if things start to get hard, you become distracted or ‘noise’ starts to creep in. So, make sure you recognise those successes and let them drive you forward.
Before long, you will have executed your game plan and the goal will be achieved.
After that, cue celebrations!