Max, who was a teenager with a dream of being successful, wanted to become an accomplished professional. He came from a family in which he was used to having everything even when he did not necessarily know where things actually came from. This meant he did not see the need to make an effort in life in order to obtain certain goals. As the years passed, he started to notice how things turned harder to obtain on a daily basis. A handful of obstacles came through his path and his goals appeared further away and out of reach with each passing day.
He started to become aware of how some people were able to reach their goals while others remained unable to do so. One day he was on his way to the gym and heard on the radio the word strategy. The phrase “To reach your objective you need to have a clear strategy” stuck in his head for the next few days. He became curious on the actual meaning of the word and how the concept could improve his current situation. He then gave his first action step by looking up the definition of the word strategy. He understood that a strategy is the process of developing and implementing plans to achieve purposes and objectives. This is how it all began. These are the 8 Key Points he actually discovered.
Any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources used to achieve an objective to do something. A Plan is the strategy for the successful completion of a project. A strategy is not a list of objectives, but the means of achieving those objectives. First… You Must Have A Plan!
The reason for which something is done or created, or for which something exists. Knowing your purpose in life helps you live life with integrity. People who know their purpose in life know who they are, what they are, and why they are. And when you know yourself, it becomes easier to live a life that’s true to your core values. Do You Actually Know Your Purpose?
A specific result that a person or system aims to achieve within a time frame and with the available resources. Objectives are important because they convert visions into clear-cut measurable targets. They are the large scale vision for what you want to accomplish, while goals are the measurable smaller steps that will help you achieve your objectives. How Clear Are Your Objectives?
Material, staff, money and other assets that can be drawn upon by a person or organization in order to function effectively. An action or strategy which may be adopted in adverse circumstances. Human resources can be defined in terms of skill, energy, talent, abilities or knowledge.
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With this particular piece of information, you need to develop your skills, focus your energy, develop your talents and abilities, as well as seek the necessary knowledge to continue your development process. What do you currently need?
The act or process of creating something over a period of time. Start to exist, experience or process. Evolve, grow, expand, advance. Development is a game plan that sets specific goals and objectives but like a game plan, it is capable of being changed in response to shifting dynamics around you. What Is Your Game Plan?
A series of actions or steps in order to achieve a particular end. Your focus needs to be on taking steps every single day towards the achievement of your established goals. You need to develop the awareness to ask yourself if the actions you are taking in your present keep you on track towards your goals. Do Your Current Action Steps Add To What You Accomplished Yesterday?
Put “a decision, plan, agreement”, etc, into effect. The act of accomplishing some aim. Implementation is the process that turns strategies and plans into actions in order to accomplish strategic objectives and goals. Implementing your strategic plan is as important, or even more important, than your strategy itself. How Will You Execute Your Actions?
The process of doing something; specially when dealing with a problem or difficulty. Action is also considered as something that you do in order to achieve a particular purpose. Put into practice and work for what you desire. Are You Putting Your Strategy To Work?
Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve these goals are usually limited. Strategy generally involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means (resources). Strategy can be intended or can emerge as a pattern of activity as you adapt to your surrounding environment. It involves activities such as strategic planning and strategic thinking.
When Max was able to implement these 8 key points into action he started to notice how the obstacles in his path were possible to overcome. Success will come when you are willing to establish a Plan, Uncover your Purpose, See your Objective, Assess your Resources, Focus on Development, Follow the Process, Implement your Strategies into Action.
Max was able to achieve success by using these 8 Key Strategic Points which Challenged him To Be Better… To Do More… To Live For Growth!