When you want to plan to succeed, sometimes the most important thing to do is to really know yourself inside and out. In order to do so, there are some important key questions that you should ask yourself, not necessarily in order of appearance in this article. The answers will help you to pave the way to your success!
- What excites me, makes me want to get up in the morning?
If you don’t know what you are passionate about, then you need to stop right now and figure that out. If you spend your life working toward something that doesn’t spark your passion, then you are going to have a hard time motivating yourself to succeed.
- Where am I right now?
Be honest with yourself when answering this question. Evaluate where you are in life and how close you feel to achieving your goal. Don’t use it as a way to get down on yourself. Simply figure out where you are and how far you have to go before you are where you want to be. Consider the resources you have and what you need to acquire and then consider what that knowledge might mean.
- Where do I begin?
It’s hard to get started without knowing where you’re going to begin. To establish the point where you are starting, take the knowledge you’ve learned from asking yourself the first two questions and consider the most logical point to begin. Evaluate your goals and dissect them from the top to the bottom, until you find yourself able to answer this question.
- What is my end game?
If you don’t know where you want to end up, you might never figure out where to start. Think carefully about where you want to end up and what your end game looks like. Use visualization techniques to help you pave the way to success.
- What can’t I do by myself?
Every goal starts out huge, and there are ways that other people can help us to get where we want to be. Whether it’s through offering resources or simply being there to provide moral support and accountability, there are ways others can help you and you should think about how.
- Why did I choose this goal?
Every goal is unique, especially when it comes to why the person setting the goal has chosen it. What are your personal motivations behind choosing this goal? What do you specifically hope to achieve by following this goal through to its fruition? Do you want to make the world a better place? Improve the lives of the elderly or disabled? Pinpointing this will help you to shape your mission statement and stay motivated!
- What are my obstacles?
Knowing your obstacles before you even begin is a great way to face your fears and consider ways to overcome the challenges that might get in the way of your success. Addressing these early on ensure that you have a plan to fall back on when the time comes, ensuring that you are able to overcome them and succeed!