Success doesn’t just come to you. You go for it.
Here are the 4 crucial steps that I personally apply and it works great in terms of successful execution. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
1.Clarify & Visualize Your Goal
Clarify 1 crystal clear goal. Yup, just ONE. Imagine you’re driving a Ferrari car, if you don’t know the destination. What will happen if you keep driving? It doesn’t matter how fast can the Ferrari goes. It doesn’t matter how well you prepared(food, drinks,first aid kits etc.). The result is getting nowhere. Why? Because there is no clear goal.
My goal at the time was to start an online business. I started everything from scratch and I had no skills back then. Here is link to some FREE resources that I got at the time and found it useful. Check it out if you are interested. I want to share more info about how to execute your plan successfully here.
So the next one is to focus. Focus is the key to success. Successful people are not distracted. They pour their focus on ONE goal. For instances, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook only focus on developing social media at the time. Steve Jobs only focus on creating products that can stand out iOS system. Google only focus on becoming the best search engine at the beginning. By clarifying your ONE goal, you can then put all your laser-like focus on it.
Visualize the goal EVERYDAY. I’d be honest with you here is that when I first saw how visualization affect you achieving your goal, I didn’t believe it. I thought success is something you get only by work. Big mistake that i made there. There are lots of scientifically proven experiments showing how visualization helps you accomplish your target.
The most impressive experiment for me was done by University of Chicago. Dr.Biasiotto separated basketball team players into three groups and ask each group to do different things daily:
group 1- PRACTICE free throws an hour everyday
group 2-VISUALIZE themselves doing free throws in their mind daily
group 3 -do nothing
A month later, three groups are tested how much improvement they made on free throws. Surprising results there:
group 1- they increased by 24 %
group 2-they increased by 23 %
group 3- nothing changed, 0%
23% improvement just to visualize! I will be very upset if I were in the group 1 (you know, with my jaw dropped on the ground saying “wait what?! they didn’t throw anything!”)
See how powerful visualization is!!
Standing on the shoulders of giants can help you maximize your progress with same amounts of efforts.
Instead of creating all things from scratch by yourself, research what methods have been proven to be successful. Find out those “giants” in the field you want to dive in. Find a role model who is already successful on what you desperate to achieve. Search the proven methods and apply is going to save you plenty of time on your way moving towards your goal.
No matter what your goals are. Aspired to build your dream life? Desire to get your dream car? Want to buy a bigger house?etc.. Find a role model who is already successful on what you desperate to achieve. Search the proven methods and apply to yourself. Follow their paths, be a student of them and learn.
3.Plan & Execute
After abundant researches, digest the information, pick and choose what are suitable for you. Customize your plan, break the process down into doable pieces
For instance, instead of I want to earn a million dollars, break it down to “earn $8,333 a month so as to make a million in 10 years”. Then think what you like to do to get you $8,333 a month? No thoughts? try this, what can you do to earn $278 a day? Find the tool, Determine the expected results, Set the timeline for each expected results. Then execute.
Executing consistently and persistently is crucial to accomlishment. With Make sure what you do EVERYDAY. This is the only way taking you from where are you right now to where you want yourself to be.
Small progress, accumulate with respect of time, Big results.
4.Re-evaluate & Optimize
If you think once you made a plan and that’s the end of planning stage then a big mistake there! I personally made that mistake before……not for one, two but three times LOL. I was stubborn back then and believed that the reason that I failed was because I didn’t make my first plan well.
Things have changed until I started to make adjustment of my plan every month, according to the progress that I logged. By reviewing my results, I re-evaluate the old plan and arrange what to do next. If I made progress, awesome, so I think about what can I do next. If I didn’t make any progress, that’s alright, I find out what is the very reason that made me no progress. Either of the results, I optimize my plan so as to maximize the improvement.
An important point and often being forgotten by people which is embedded in this re-evaluate process is the actual work that you do. You’ll never know how good a method suits you until you try it yourself. This is like reviews for different kinds of food. Some people said Chinese food is delicious, and Thai food sucks; while others said Chinese food tastes horrible and they want to have Thai food everyday for the rest of their lives.
Which side of review mentioned above is to believe? NEITHER!! Try the food yourself and make your own special comments! You’ll never know how the food taste until you taste the food by yourself.
Okayyyy, To recap, the 4 steps to successful executions are:
- Clarify&Visualize your goal
- Research & Find the giants
- Plan & Execute
- Re-evaluate & Optimize
These steps personally works really well for me. I made several adjustments and came up with many versions of execution plans before this one. All based on my personal struggling experiences therefore this is not just some theory or scam that’s trying to get you subscribe. This is real practical tip came from my grinding process. Execute the initial plan, find out what’s working and what’s not. Keep tracking your performances on a regular basis. Remain the helpful methods and eliminate those that stops you from progressing. Crucial key to successful execution is “optimize your plan on a regular basis”.
The reason why I had so many chances to apply different execution ways is because I want to build digital lifestyle, enjoying time freedom and geographical freedom without having financial freedom. But at the beginning I had zero skill sets regarding online marketing. So I tried many online courses, both free and paid ones. I love the sfm and the Lynda.com. They both offer free trials so no panic. Click to get free trial from the sfm and Lynda.com if you’re interested.
Key point being, via applying the 4 steps towards successful execution, I acquired many online marketing skill sets along the way. For instances:
- How to start online business from scratch.
- How to choose the right tool for your online business if you’re a beginner,
- What are the pros and cons of each tools.
- Marketing strategies in terms of what are your customers avatar(meaning the audience that you want to target).
- What platform has the most of your target audiences.
There are many more and I’m just so happy to see myself building more and more skill sets as well as marketing strategies that at first I weren’t so sure that I could be capable of doing. Now I get to utilize the marketing strategies and tools that i learnt on my online business in terms of creating more customers, increasing much revenues and etc. So try the 4 steps execution yourself on whatever you want to achieve. Wish you the best of luck and feel free to comment about your results after applying the 4 steps or ask any questions regarding the process. I would be happy to elaborate more on details.