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The Final & Most Important Step in Effective Goal-Setting; Initiatives

"Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso


Congratulations on setting your goals and key results! This is a major step in the process of achieving success and reaching your full potential. However, simply having goals and key results is not enough – you also need to set clear initiatives in order to make progress toward these goals.


So, what are initiatives, and why are they important? Simply put, initiatives are the specific actions that you will take in order to achieve your goals and key results. They represent the "how" of your plan – how you will actually make progress toward your desired outcomes. Without clear initiatives, it can be difficult to know what to do next or to stay on track and make steady progress.


But how do you go about setting clear initiatives? Well, the best advice I have found to get you started is to ask yourself one simple question: "What would it take to make it unreasonable for me not to succeed?"


It can be a powerful way to cut away unnecessary activities and focus on the most impactful initiatives that will help you achieve your goals.


When you ask yourself this question, you are essentially forcing yourself to think critically about what is most important and what will have the greatest impact on your success. This can help you to identify the initiatives that are truly essential, and eliminate those that are less important or less impactful.


By focusing on the initiatives that are most impactful, you can ensure that you are using your time and resources effectively, and making the most of your efforts. This can help you to stay focused and make steady progress towards your goals, rather than getting bogged down in tasks that are less important or less effective.


Asking yourself "what would it take to make it unreasonable for me not to succeed?" can also help you to identify any potential roadblocks or challenges that you may face, and plan ahead for how you will overcome these. This can give you a clear roadmap for success, and increase your chances of achieving your goals.


This clarifying question is the most impactful I have found for creating a checklist for success. All that is left to do is to take action and tick off all the items on the list. If you do that, it would be unreasonable for you not to be successful!


By asking yourself this question and creating a checklist of the most impactful initiatives, you can ensure that you are focusing on the tasks that will have the greatest impact on your success. This can help you to stay focused, make steady progress, and ultimately achieve your goals.


To Your Success,


Alec.


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