Create action steps

To reach any goal, fulfil any longing or commit to a change – we must take action! With a professional life coach to your assistance, you can create a plan with which steps to take and when. What one thing can you do today, or at least this week, to take you one step further to your goal?

Examples of action steps include:

  • Make a phonecall
  • Find someone who already has succeeded, to learn from
  • Check prices
  • Research details
  • Look up rules, regulations and laws
  • Make a drawing
  • Write an outline
  • Come up with arguments to why you should succeed
  • List obstacles
  • Find support in a friend, colleague, spouse or life coach
  • Ask to sit down with your boss or supervisor
  • Plan time for when you are going to work with your plan
  • Prepare a presentation
  • Book a presentation for a potential partner
  • Go and see a competitor
  • Read up on the subject, or subjects, concerning your goal
  • Sign up for a class
  • Get yourself and your gear in order
  • Make a budget
  • Make a schedule
  • Watch, read or listen to something inspiring
  • Ask for concise feedback

If you don’t know what to start with, a good way according to project management, is to start from the goal and go backwards when you write down your action steps. For example, if your goal is to publish a book, your last step would be to upload the final copy to the printer, but before that, you would need to do what? Check your spelling. And before that? Ask someone to read it and give you critique. And before that? Write the last chapter. And so forth…

What can you do today?

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