Most achievements in life are more easily achieved if we reach them with strategy.
Randomly the random approach produces something, and even if it sometimes gives results, it is not repeatable.
For this reason, the only way to accomplish something strategic on a coherent and repeatable basis is to create and use a system or strategy.
Strategies allow ordinary people to get extraordinarily predictable results.
However, without a strategy, even extraordinary people find it difficult to foresee even ordinary results.
What is a strategy?
It is a process to predictably achieve an objective based on specific, orderly and repeatable principles and practices.
Strategies improve performance. They are great tools for the growth of everything, even personal growth. They really work, regardless of profession, level of talent or experience.
If you want to make the most of your personal growth, making the most of every effort you make and doing it as efficiently as possible, you need to develop personal growth strategies that work for you and adapt to your OKR.
Before creating your personal growth strategies, keep the following 6 guidelines in mind.
Effective strategies take into account the overall picture
We can all be very busy and also very efficient, but we will be really effective only when we start things with the end in mind.
People who excel, regardless of their profession, develop strategies that can help them achieve the big picture they have in mind.
If you are busy planning, reading books, taking courses, etc. but all this is not aimed at the essential areas for your success, you are not helping yourself.
Instead, begin to engage in growth activities that will help you in your strengths.
Effective strategies make use of priorities
A strategy is of limited help if it does not take your priorities into account.
The strategists Effective include measurement
Any kind of progress requires the ability to measure and, for this reason, your personal growth strategies must include a way to measure results.
Measurement is the first step that leads to control and possibly improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.
Measurement is the key to improvement. It allows you to set goals, evaluate progress, judge results, and diagnose problems. If you want to stimulate your growth progress and evaluate results, always build a measure of your strategies.
Effective strategies include application
No plan is worth the paper it is printed on, unless it bites you to do something. The resulting plan and action must go together. The plan creates the trace. The action provides traction.
Whenever you have a goal, but think you are not able to reach it, do not adjust the goal, but adjust the steps of the action.
People who develop strategies that include action steps are almost always more effective than people who don’t. Even the least talented and least resourceful people can get more results if they have developed the habit of acting.
Effective strategies make use of organization
Everything we do takes time, but many people take it for granted.
How you spend, your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money errors can be corrected. But time, once passed, we played it forever.
Being organized allows you to make good use of time.
Effective strategies promote consistency
If you want to succeed in the long run, you must learn to be constant from day to day, from week to week, from year to year.
Any strategy that develops must promote consistency and must be followed consistently and consistently.
As you try to develop strategies to maximize your personal growth, you should also look for principles that have stood the test of time.
Don’t simply adopt someone else’s practices, but personalize them for yourself. Use them to build your strengths and achieve your goals.