How to Plan Your Path to Success

As I sit down to write this post, I have a hard time believing it’s already December. I could bitch about needing more time to get things done.

But why?

Complaining accomplishes squat!

Actually, I did quite a bit this year. (I’ll save the boasting for later.)

How do I do it?

Here’s my strategy.

  1. Plan.
  2. Do.
  3. Adjust.
  4. Rinse and repeat.

Years of working in corporate America have taught me well. In Project Management 101, you learn how to prepare in order to get a lot done.

Am I an expert in time management?

I could certainly improve.

But, as I plan out December and update my goals for the month, quarter, year and more, I take time to recognize my achievements. Measure. Adjust. And move on.

Today, my Christmas story One Nightstand hits the street. When originally asked to write for this anthology, I said I couldn’t…that I had too much going on.

I’m glad I changed my mind. It’s been a wonderful experience, and I wrote a sweet and tender piece that otherwise I wouldn’t have.

Someone once told me, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”

As you finish off your year, plan where you want to go—else life will determine it for you.

About Rick Bettencourt

Author and speaker. Books include SUMMERWIND MAGICK, BUILDING US, TIM ON BROADWAY, and MARKETING BEEF. http://amzn.to/1JiMGtk
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1 Response to How to Plan Your Path to Success

  1. Urspo says:

    Most sensible advice, yes.

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