There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
~ Ken Blanchard
What is your process to create great results consistently? Do you have a process that you are aware of to achieve great results?
Top performers know how to get results and they create great results by following a process. A process is a sequence of defined steps that structure their work. Getting more out of each day, each month and every year is important especially in the highly competitive global market that every person participates in whether you want to or not.
There are six basic steps to get better results. Employers want more from their employees and many employees are stuck guessing what it is that they could do to improve their results. In part that is due to the fact their plates are full and there is little time to do more.
Here are six steps you can start doing right away that will boost your productivity.
- Know what do you really want? (be specific)
- Know how or when you will be done?
- Know how will the result manifest itself? (Who, where, when,what)
- Know what can stop you from having the result right now?
- Know what resources do you need to create the result?
- Know how are you going to achieve the results? What is the first step to take?
These six steps can be the foundation of a daily plan. If you have a list of things that need to be done, then do you know what you want to do to get the results that are desired?
Do you know what “done” looks like. Many people don’t have a clear idea of what the finished outcome is supposed to be. Perhaps it is because the person making the request wasn’t clear on what done looks like. Get a clear definition of what it means to be done before starting.
Knowing what the result looks like will provide clarity in understanding what it will take to complete the work. Know the what, where and when the result is to be produced.
Make sure you start with all the right materials before you start. Organize your materials before you start so that you can focus on getting the work done. It is easy to find that something isn’t ready when you need it and have your focus and productivity fall flat. Be ready to start and when you start push through to the end.
Ensure that you know how to get the results. Do the research up front. Find out from others if you don’t know how to do the work. Focus on being productive.
Those steps may look simple and they are and what you’ll find is that most people don’t follow a process to achieve their results. Many people approach their work routinely and allow interruptions and other issues interfere with getting results.
Use the process and examine it. Find out if you are getting more work done in less time.