Earlier this month a client asked :-
“How can I be sure my vision for my future is not just a dream?”
It threw me for a few seconds….it’s a good question after all…. but in fact the answer is quite simple. You need plans to get you from where you are now to where you want to be (your vision).
So, here’s the thing, lots of people think about where they might want to be, by the end of the year, in five years, at the end of this decade. But how many spend the time to put plans together to make it happen, ? And if they do spend the time, how often do they review the plans to make sure they are getting them closer to their vision?
In some cases businesses write pretty awesome plans, but as the time goes by, they are referred to less and less. Or worse still, they sometimes blindly continue to implement plans, that simply aren’t working!
It’s important to create time in a busy business, to regularly (monthly) look at the plans and ask, are we implementing the plans and are they having an effect? To be able to answer those questions the plans need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound).
So if things aren’t working out the way you had planned, work out why not and if necessary, change the plans. That’s okay, situations change and not everything works every time!
To Sum up and to avoid finding your vision is just dream, make sure you have plans in place. If you can’t work it out your plans for yourself, get professional help to get it done. But then to achieve your vision, regularly review and where necessary, adjust course to remain on target .
I would love to hear your vision. Feel free to share it with me.