Let’s talk about your legal nurse consultant Dreams and Goals. When you document your Dreams, they become Goals you can work on to accomplish. They are no longer silent thoughts you periodically have for something you wish would come true. A goal is something you’ve decided to plan out and take action on step by step.
My goal: to move to Florida
For many years I had a dream to move to Florida. During the cold icy winters of Northern Virginia, I would wish I was living in Florida enjoying the warm sunshine. It was a dream I had for a long long time. One day my husband, John, came home from work and said he had just heard on the radio that this was the 59th consecutive day without sunshine. He had had enough and wanted us to figure out what we needed to do to move to Florida. As soon as I documented the plan and started laying out the action steps it would take for us to move, my dream of living in Florida became a goal. We took action, moved and even had new corporate jobs in Orlando, Florida within a year of having first set our plan in motion.
I didn’t let the fact that it was a big goal stop me from planning it out. I broke each large step down into lots of smaller steps and took on one at a time. I just did what’s next each time I finished a step.
Little steps make legal nurse consultant dreams come true
This is how you accomplish your goals. You have a goal that may consist of lots of projects and each project has steps you take action on to accomplish. It’s very important you celebrate your accomplishments all along the way. Your celebrations don’t need to be big or time consuming – they are acknowledgements for yourself that you’ve completed an action step. John and I celebrated the accomplishment of every action step and the completion of each project from our plan. Those happy high-five celebrations kept us motivated and moving forward until we attained our goal. And once we got to Orlando, we had the big celebration!
Now it’s your turn. You don’t need to start with a big goal like moving hundreds of miles. Select one of those small projects you’ve been thinking about and wanting to complete but just haven’t gotten to yet. Plan the action steps you will take to complete your project and get started.
The importance of support in making your dreams come true
It’s important you tell people about your project and share the accomplishment as you complete each action step. Having someone to either work with or share in your celebrations is a great motivator. John and I were able to support and hold each other accountable as we worked through each project.
It’s your turn to make your legal nurse consultant dream come true
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Debbie O’Grady is a thought leader and mentor on leveraging accountability to achieve successful outcomes. She is the visionary founder of The Accountability Squad. Debbie has seen firsthand how people’s lives are changed when they accomplish their goals. She is a business coach with over 20 years’ experience as a project manager in Corporate America.