Goals are actually nothing without action. A goal can literally be considered a dream if you do nothing about it. Action steps are described as the moves that you make to achieve the things that you have deemed important to you. They involve thinking through the intentional steps that you must take to achieve goals that matter to you and those who are important to you.

Establish appropriate action steps for each goal and afterward, review and consider the benefits of achieving the goal and/or losses to be avoided from achieving the goal. This should be followed by developing a list of possible obstacles, which are countered by a list of possible solutions for each obstacle identified to achieving that particular goal. This will allow you to be proactive in considering and dealing with challenges and self-defeating thinking that often arise during the process.

At this point, specific action steps for achieving goals can be listed along with target dates for completion. Review dates and completion dates should also be included and recorded. Accountability is also an important component of the process. Who else needs to know about the goal? Ensure that you tell them and give them permission to hold you accountable for taking the necessary steps to achieving your goal.

Complete the action step process by ensuring that you have a method of accurately tracking your progress. You should also utilize affirmations and visualization to help you see and claim successful achievement even before it occurs. Action steps are paramount to goals achievement. By implementing this process and these steps, you will find that you are improving your personal productivity and your leadership effectiveness. You may also experience more joy and fulfillment in life.

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