Three steps to a successful outcome
Prepare – a creative process to paint a vivid picture of what the ‘new version’ of you will look like, sound like, feel like, think like and act like and an assessment of the personal shifts in attitudes and behaviour that will be required as you make this transition. This will help you make the new commitment to yourself and release energy and motivation to push forward.
With a clear picture in place, you will want to determine the most effective route to get from where you are today to where you want to be. This can be more challenging than it sounds as there could be several different pathways with different risks and concerns. You will look at what options you have and having selected the optimal route, define the key steps that will keep you on track for your objective.
Having a map and a plan may not be enough. Making steady progress largely depends on your ability to be your own ‘observer’ to see where you might get distracted, de-railed or blocked. It is essential to have someone who can and will challenge you, help you see your blind spots and evaluate decisions, provide emotional and moral support – in fact, someone who is completely focused on you achieving your desired outcome.