How to Create Goal Specific Support to Set Yourself Up to Succeed
One of the things that often gets overlooked when people set goals or decide to create a change in their life or work is the big difference creating goal specific support can make to progress and results.
What I mean by goal specific support is proactively identifying and putting in place the specific support that will set you up to succeed and help you deal with obstacles and challenges that could hold you back or sabotage your progress and results.
For example, I have recently been finalising my goals and plans for the next chapter of my personal life and business. I know it will take additional mental and physical energy to turn those goals, changes, and plans into reality. But, like many women approaching menopause, mental and physical energy feel in short supply. That, potentially, is a threat to my personal effectiveness and, therefore, to my progress and results.
So, I have identified that the goal specific support I need right now is around improving my energy levels. As a result, I have hired a nutritionist and personal trainer who understand the challenges of menopause and how to address them to improve mental and physical energy. Identifying and implementing that goal specific support makes a big difference to progress and results.
Goal specific support can come in many forms. It can be through experts on a particular topic, having an accountability buddy, being part of a mastermind group, doing a course, etc.
The key is to identify the specific support that will make the most difference to the goals you want to achieve or the changes you want to create. Here is a simple way to get started with that:
Step 1 - get crystal clear on what the goal or change is you want to achieve. Be as specific as you can. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to identify the specific support you need.
Step 2 – make a list of both the things that will set you up to succeed and the things that could hold you back or sabotage your progress and results.
Step 3 – use what comes up for you in step 2 to identify the specific support you would benefit from implementing.
Step 4 – start taking action to put that support in place.
Proactively identifying and implementing goal specific support is a great way to set yourself up to succeed.