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Goals and Projects

The best way that I have found to start any new project is to start writing it down!  Go buy yourself two small spiral notebooks that you can carry with you everywhere.  The first notebook is a CREATIVE JOURNAL.  Start your creative journal with a question…  What PROBLEM do I want my mission to ANSWER? With that question, start a running list of notes, ideas, goals, projects and similar organizations.  ANYTHING relevant to your idea, the problem, or the solution.  This will help you develop a broad mission statement.  Any changes to your articles of incorporation or your mission will cost you money in the future, so it’s best to be as broad as possible to consider the twists and turns your organization might eventually take.Take another page and imagine that you have ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD.  Start listing projects that you think would help solve your problem, no matter how far-fetched.  DO NOT question, evaluate or criticize these ideas.  Keep this journal with you at all times!  You would be amazed how many ideas come to you while sitting in traffic!  This journal should be on-going.  Reread it often to refresh your mind during lulls of inspiration.The other notebook will be your GOALS & PROJECTS.  Pick at least three projects/goals that you believe will be the easiest to implement or the most beneficial.  Prioritize according to the values you MOST want to establish through your organization.  For each project ask yourself these questions:

1.  What makes this idea original?
2.  What needs am I answering?
3.  Who do I want to reach?
4.  When do I want to reach this goal?
5.  How do I plan to reach this goal?
6.  Define the biggest roadblocks and obstacles between you and your goal.

Then write AT LEAST one daily goal per day (Monday – Friday) to accomplish this project and overcome the roadblocks ( you can be as brave here as you want to –  I personally get more satisfaction from going above and beyond my daily goal rather than having a list of goals I never get completed).  I try to do all my goals for the week on Sunday and lay them out in order of importance.  Day-to-day issues come up, they are and always will be unavoidable.  Try not to lose site of what you are trying to accomplish but remember that YOU are the master, the DEADLINE is not.  All things in God’s time not ours ;o)

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January 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment


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