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Navigating the Highways and Byways of Goal Planning—Part 4: Detours, Milestones and Keeping an Eye on the Road

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

We are about to embark on the final leg of our goal planning journey. Thus far, we’ve explored how to determine your destination, creating a route to get there, and beginning the actual journey. Now, we need to look at the potential detours and milestones you hit along the way.

Detour by amslerPIXDetours, Milestones and More

As I’ve mentioned previously, there will be detours as you continue the journey to your destination of meeting your goals. What will these detours look like and where will they take you? It’s hard to tell, as most are unanticipated and, therefore, out-of-sight and out-of-mind. What you do know is that you need to keep adapting, despite the road hazards that are thrown at you.

Do this by updating your itinerary to address and overcome these detours. Don’t make changes to make things easier on you, as some journeys are definitely tough ones, but rather add or remove pieces that directly affect your end-goal. Use the example of a GPS. When you come across a closed road, an accident that is backing up traffic or you need to make an unscheduled pit stop, the GPS “recalculates” the route in order to still get you to your destination in an efficient and effective manner. Keep your goals in a place you can review and update. Goals are ever-evolving. Continue reading

GPS from Jobriga

Navigating the Highways and Byways of Goal Planning—Part 1

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

Are you too busy “living” life that you don’t take—or have—the time to “plan” for life? Whether you’re a business professional, an aspiring student or the CEO of your household, this is oftentimes the case, and when it rings true for you, how can you be assured of having the life that you really want?

Setting goals and planning for their achievement are important elements to successfully living the life you want. More often than not, the two are thought of separately, but it’s not uncommon for the “planning” stage to be overlooked when setting your goals, despite it being one of the most important parts of the process. The two need to merge onto the same road that leads to your future success. Continue reading