One of the most important tools to achieve your goals is a purposeful plan that is put in place. This plan should include realistic actions that enable you to see progression towards your overall goal. Each action should have an estimated completion date to ensure that your plan stays on track.
Within your plan, identify significant events or accomplishments. This process celebrates achievement at various stages of the plan. Lastly, identify contingencies or alternatives for the most important aspects of your plan. Though you may be able to complete all of your defined actions, it’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan.