Have a Clearly Defined Goal with an Expiration Date
If you don’t do this, then it’s just a wish and your mind rejects it. Know what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it by. When I wrestled in high school I said THIS year I want to be state champion. For The Weekend MBA I made the goal of having the event on THIS date. Each of these goals has sub goals.
Make Sure It’s in Your Area of Giftedness
To use a sports analogy, I love Tennis and I’m decent at it, but I’m not going to be a pro Tennis player. I don’t have to drive very far to find a better tennis player than myself. Your goal needs to match up with your skillset.
Need to Have Over 51% Control of It
If not, then you are depending on other people and that is a place you don’t want to be. You’ll get heavily disappointed. You can involve and get help from other people, but you want to
Perform Daily Actions Toward the Goal
Keep track of what you do each day and week that moves you closer toward your goal. I have typically never more than three large goals a year I’m working towards.