To start with, I’d like to congratulate you on your previous successes. I commend your ability to set a goal, attach a plan and see to it that the plan didn’t fail. As human beings, we’re naturally goal setters and goal getters. Sometimes we win, other times our plans fail. Failed plans are subject to certain factors which I extensively discussed in my previous article. You must have asked yourself how you were able to work out a difficult plan yet, you outrightly fail at others. Well, you need not bother about that anymore as I will be revealing to you the secrect you should know to sustain a working plan.
These are things I have practiced, they have worked well for me and I believe they will help you too. Here:
1. Give yourself a treat: When you are saddled with the responsibility of achieving a goal and you drafted out the plan. You worked hard diligently till the plan worked out to your taste. The next thing is to celebrate yourself, don’t overlook the success. It wasn’t easy on you, hence you need to appreciate yourself. People often classify goals and plans; truth is there are no levels to plans. A plan is a plan, no sizing. Just imagine, if the plan hadn’t worked. Oh, now you know. It sure would have cost you a whole lot. Without blinking an eye, you need to celebrate your success especially if it’s a team work.
2. Another thing you should keep in mind is book keeping. Be consistent in recording your attempt (both failed or effective ones) and results. You will need them in time to come. Let me make it clear to you that book keeping doesn’t mean you should apply the same method everytime you have a plan to work out. Strategies that worked for plan A may likely fail for plan B. The reason for the bookkeeping is so that the information can serve as a source of reference when information is required.
3. Plan another! When a plan is working out, you plan another. We don’t run out of goals, so we should not run out of the plan as well. There are little goals in this life that do not require sustainability and continuity. You need a plan to keep a plan running. For a wedding plan that worked, you need a plan to make the marriage work as well, else, divorce will set in and this means a waste of the earlier plan (wedding).
A student that came first needs to be intellectually current to prove his academic success was not by crock but a worked plan. A successful life is a life of consecutive working plans. As you climb the ladder of success, adopt these secrets. And I assure you of a permanent place at the top.
I just shared secrets that have worked for me, you can share yours in the comment section.
Writer: Faith Kehinde