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better results through better planning

“The majority of people don’t want to plan. They want to be free of the responsibility of planning. What they ask for is merely some assurance that they will be decently provided for. The rest is a day-to-day enjoyment of life.”

B.F. Skinner

Idea, plan, action

One thing that I find that is pretty consistent is that people with plans experience better results and enjoy greater happiness.

A simple plan written down will create space to achieve results.  Set your day up for success.  Write down the goals you want to achieve and then schedule those goals.  Block out time for those specific important activities.

When the time comes to start the task, turn off the phone, turn off the email, turn off the distractions and focus on achieving the goal.   What happens if you don’t turn off the distractions, those distractions will interrupt your ability to get the results you want.  Focus on the goal.

Having a plan and following the plan will help you realize uncommon success. Confidence increases when goals are achieved.    Plan your day so you can get better results.

Write down your plan for today now.


Six steps to better results

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.

  1. Know what do you really want?   (be specific)
  2. Know how or when you will be  done?
  3. Know how will the result manifest itself?  (Who, where, when,what)
  4. Know what can stop you from having the result right now?
  5. Know what resources do you need to create the result?
  6. 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.

when you get stuck

When you get stuck in life what steps do you take to get unstuck?

–         Are you able to describe what it is that you want?   What would you describe the new future to be?

–          What options are open to you that would help you move towards that new place?

–         Create a plan that outlines the possibilities and describes the steps to reach the goal/objective.

–         Work the plan – continue to work towards the goals and celebrate the successes along the way.

Creating a breakthrough in your life takes effort and commitment.   It also takes an attitude of success.

Kent Keith wrote this poem,


People are unreasonable,
illogical, self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good ANYWAY.

If you are successful, you’ll win
false friends and make true enemies.
Succeed ANYWAY.

Honesty and kindness may
make you vulnerable.
Be honest and kind ANYWAY.

The good you do today
may very well be forgotten tomorrow.
But do good ANYWAY.

The biggest people with the
biggest ideas can get shot down
by the smallest people
with the smallest minds.
But think big ANYWAY.

Give the world the best you got.
You may very well get kicked
in the teeth for it.
But give the world the best you got … ANYWAY.

What can you do?

Define, refine, plan and do it, four things that will chart a path to success.  Do it ANYWAY.