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How To Make Your Decisions regarding Your Goals And Plans?

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Creating a SMART goal is one thing. Deciding that you will commit to it and actually do it is another. Deciding you will act to develop plans to achieve your goals is 25% of the task done. Further deciding when you will do the task is 45% of the task done.

You might be wondering how to decide your actions for goals and plans, isn’t it? This blog will give you tips to get your to-do- list done. Plus, you’ll know how to get on the road of accountability by following the tips to make your decision. So, read on.

Making Decisions

Once you’re clear on your goals and consciously decide to act on them, you can start making your decisions. Some of the fundamental principles to bear in mind while determining are the following:

Trust Your Head

While deciding the crucial actions to meet your organizational goal, you need to ensure you trust your head. Every decision you make will have risks and benefits. You create your to-do list and then evaluate the pros and cons of each of your tasks. This will ensure you make a well-informed decision.

Further, the process of making decisions using pros and cons ensures you’re making logical, rational, and practical decisions. While pros and cons are the way to make your decisions, you can also use alternative methods to make your decisions.

Trust Your Heart

While making decisions in the organization logic apart, you also need to trust your heart to ensure your decisions align with your organization’s desires and dreams. Trusting your heart is what tells you about the intentions behind the various decisions.

When you make decisions with your heart, you do the following:

  • You make valuable decisions that match your value systems and align with your true purpose. Plus, the decision you make will be what you consider important.
  • Heart-based decisions help you evaluate whether your tasks are worth investing time, money, and energy in. It enables you to determine the reward vs. effort.
  • Making decisions from the heart will help you to decide mindfully and meditatively. You’ll be able to remove all obstructions and make sound decisions.

Trust Your Decisions

One of the significant things to bear in mind while making decisions is trusting your decisions. Once you align your decisions based on trusting your heart, head, and gut, it’s essential that you trust the entire decision. This decision is what aligns well with your goals and dreams and is harmonious.

Further, once you make a well-informed decision, you won’t act on it unless you have your purpose and the Why of your decision. So, you need to reconnect with your goals and understand their importance to ensure you execute your decisions.

Trusting your decisions apart, you must also ensure you don’t procrastinate.

Deciding What's Important

While making decisions, you also have to decide what’s important and ensure you achieve those first. To do that, you use Eisenhower’s Matrix. According to this matrix, you have four categories of decisions:

Important but Not Urgent

Such tasks are important, however, not so important. These are tasks you can decide when you’ll do it. You can decide how to do it when to do it and ensure you don’t rush through such tasks.

These are not time-sensitive and require more focus and high quality.

Urgent and Important

Urgent and important tasks are those that you need to do instantly. These are time-sensitive tasks and require the highest quality. So, you must ensure you get it done immediately. It may include phone calls, and urgent delivery, some meetings, and more.

These are tasks you must do immediately and ensure you deliver timely.

Not Important Not Urgent

The not important and not urgent task you can afford to delete. These are tasks that aren’t fruitful in achieving your goals, dreams, and desires. So, you can skip them altogether and focus on making decisions for essential and urgent tasks.

Urgent but Not Important

When a task is urgent but not important, and you cannot give it the time, you delegate. You ensure you delegate it to someone who can adhere to the deadline and get the task done quickly.

These are time-sensitive tasks but not as important.

Endnotes

Once you know what decision you need to take and what are the important ones, you can set about planning actions. You’ll be able to do, delegate, delete, and decide when to do what according to the importance of a decision.

Ultimately, your road to accountability is paved with making a decision to act on your goals and plan accordingly. You need to create your to-do lists, weigh the pros and cons, and decide what’s important to ensure you only do the urgent and important tasks.

Suppose you face any problem in making decisions regarding your goals and plans; you consult an accountability coach like TickThoseBoxes.

By Darren Finkelstein

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Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

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Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

Categories