Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: March 17, 2014-Today’s focus,The Plan

Intentional Plan

As we face the end of the first quarter in 2014, are you where you want to be? Has your Intentional Plan served you well?

If not, don’t panic, you still have time to make adjustments toward a bold 2014.

I often talk about continual learning and expanding knowledge, making your self more valuable. What is implied is the seemingly natural translation of new knowledge into action……through a solid, Intentional Plan.

Here are three suggestions for creating intentionality with a plan that builds in accountability and inspiration.

Flexibility:

Your plan should be more intention focused than a rigid commitment. Opportunity is around every corner as new learning and potential for successes and failures. Anticipate the need for and build in flexibility for new learning in your plan.

Analysis:

Always set up mileposts to examine results against expectations. You will know best the timing sequence. For example, if your intention is to lose 10 pounds, somewhere in your plan there should be a first milepost, second and so on……….. Hold your daily activity up to the milepost to see if you are moving toward it.

Time:

I often talk about doing different things to get different results. Your plan will dictate where you spend precious time and should prompt you to push beyond limiting beliefs—spending time in the growth zone.

There’s no comfort in the growth zone and no growth in the comfort zone.

You don’t have to spend the entire time in the growth zone to get results. 24 hours everyday is a lot of time; just imagine if you spent 10% of your time growing to new heights, what would be possible then?