Four Principles for Achieving Objectives

Clarity of objectives, action, feedback and flexibility are the four basic ingredients for success.

Friday, April 27, 2012

How would you like a shortcut to success?

"If you're like me, you have a limited number of hours in the day and a limited amount of energy to get what you need to get accomplished while at the same time going after your bigger goals. Get ready to learn a simple four-step strategy that will help you create your best life in the most streamlined way possible", writes Robert Pagliarini in

1. Know your desired outcome. It is critical to know. Be clear and specific.

2. Take action. Start, just do something, anything really. Don't fall into the trap of having to know the best action to take to get started because this will cause delay. In fact, it's a crutch many of us use so we don't have to get started. .

3. Focus on feedback. Remember the 'hot or cold' game you played as a kid? What if you played that game but didn't move? You'd never know if you were getting closer or farther away from the prize

4 Be behaviorally flexible. If you notice your actions are not leading you to your desired outcome (or maybe not as quickly as you wish), then you have to be flexible in your approach. It's not enough to just notice what you are doing isn't working; you have to shift your strategy..

Whether starting a new business or if you are in charge of launching a new product, following these 4 steps will help you achieve your goals quickly and efficiently.

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