Be sure to stick to these characteristics when translating your dreams into descriptive goals, so you can create an action plan for success.

The second step is to work backwards from the big picture goals you just described.

Now that you’ve figured out where you want to go or what you want to achieve, it’s time to work backwards and reverse-engineer these goals. Depending on your particular goals, there are a number of ways to break your progress down into trackable units. You can break your goals down in terms of:

  • Daily units of what is to be achieved on a day-to-day basis. This is done by dividing your end goal by the number of days until you’d like to achieve it. Feel free to use a similar process for weekly, biweekly or monthly time units. Although, smaller is better since you will be held accountable for progress on a more frequent basis.
  • Milestones based on key activities. Consider the major tasks or performance levels that must be completed in the process. Set key milestones at particular dates to monitor and track your progress towards accomplishment.

The final step is to create actionable steps to meet each of your milestones.

How will you accomplish the required daily progress or meet each of your milestones? Now that you’ve laid out what needs to be done, it’s time to get to the specifics. From here, you can create an action plan to actually accomplish these daily, weekly or monthly milestones.

From this point on, you should naturally start to look at goals in both your personal and business life differently. All of those initiatives, projects and results you once dreamed of will now be within reach. Be sure to learn about all the ways EPIC can help you reach your goals.