1. Know what you want
Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you won’t?”Knowing what you want is very important to the success of your outcomes. It’s also important to take into account S.M.A.R.T.
Specific – it needs to have specificity without being too restrictive.
Measurable – how will you quantify your success?
Achievable – stretching without being too ambitious.
Risks – have you considered what all the risks may be?
Time – how long do you think it will take you to achieve this outcome?
2. Take action
If you don’t do anything or don’t change what you’re already doing, how can you expect different results? (Unfortunately some people do!)
3. Be sensory aware
This is about opening you eyes and ears and reflecting on what you’re doing and noticing is it working? Is it moving you towards what you want?
4. Demonstrate behavioural flexibility
Should you notice that you’re not achieving your outcome do something else. And if you don’t know what to do, do anything else; otherwise you’re liable to get stuck in a pattern of behaviour that isn’t serving you.