The best way to finish strong is to start strong.
That's one reason each new President creates a plan for “The First 100 Days.” It sets the tone for an incoming President. The 100 Day Plan is a must for the leaders of the free world. As leaders of your own world, you should also have a 100 day plan to set the tone for your “term” and your team.
If you want to reach your goals, you have to mentally see them and then physically write them down. Just envisioning them is not sufficient - your goals should be written. Writing (or typing) your goals will clarify what you are trying to accomplish. It also forms a critical transition between simply being interested in a goal to being committed to it.
Ask yourself these questions to start formulating your 100 Day Plan:
- What to I want to accomplish in the next 100 days?
- Why do I want to accomplish it?
- How will my life be different?
- Which activities must I perform every day to ensure I hit my 100 day targets?
Rarely will someone achieve his 100 Day Plan then flop the rest of the year. That’s because early successes build momentum and confidence. We start to feel more confidence as we have a few victories under our belts. in other words, competence builds confidence.
To boost accountability for achieving your 100 Day Plan:
- Involve your team in developing the plan. We are committed to that which we help create.
- Keep it visible ... to you and to your team.
- Determine what you will do each day to execute each action, and do those tasks first!
- Maintain a meeting rhythm with your team to assess progress on each action.
- Coach performance to stay/get on track with your plan.
- Celebrate success with your team at 100 days.
Planning is for winners, so write your 100 Day Plan today.
Here’s to starting strong in 2020!