The most important step toward achieving any goal is to TAKE ACTION!
Sadly, many people tend to confuse their dreams for their goals and never achieve their desired outcomes because they simply believe that if they only manifest a want or need it will simply materialize.
Unfortunately, many people’s manifested dreams are way too vague to be goals, and therefore, they lack the motivation to take any action preventing them from achieving any real success.
To help you get started on your own paths to success, I have created the following P.P.I.E. (Prioritize your goals; Plan your actions; Implement your plans, and Evaluate your actions and desired outcomes) checklist to help you organize your various actions steps for success:
1. What is your true passion or desire? – What is the one thing that keeps you up at night that continuously drives you to pursue your passion/desires? What must you tell the world that you believe will benefit all who will listen?
2. Create goals that lead you to live the life you desire (e.g., your passion) – Remember, goals require specific actions to be taken within a predetermined period of time in order to achieve your goals.
3. Clearly define your vision and purpose (e.g., mission) – Be very clear and specific about what you want to achieve when you define your vision and purpose. Make sure that your vision and purpose align with your passions and goals. It is extremely important that you communicate your goals in such a way that will allow other people to quickly understand and identify with your cause or goal.
4. Implement and evaluate your specific and realistic action steps– To help ensure that your action plan best aligns with your passions and goals, be very clear about your decisions regarding time (amount of hours you dedicate), money (the amount of money you invest in your goals) and people (who you choose to associate and/or reach out to) in order to accomplish your goals, as all three will either positively or negatively impact your outcome.
Equally important, make sure that you take the time to properly evaluate and adjust your action plan whenever necessary to ensure that you continuously achieve the results you desire.
In my books, Demystifying Success: Success Tools and Secrets They Don’t Teach You in High School, and Demystifying College Success: 45 Tips to Skyrocket Your Success from College and Beyond!, I discuss in great detail how prioritizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating your goals can help you better organize and attain your desired outcomes for personal and financial success.