You have so much to do, and you're not sure where to start. Well...you've come to the right place. Let's take a look at the 3 parts of the goal crushing process.
Step 1: Exploration:
This is the time you take to determine your goals, consider your obstacles, and make decisions based on your hopes, dreams and desires. Meeting sales quotas, starting a new project, lifestyle changes, anything you are trying to accomplish, requires time. The small amount of time set aside to brainstorm the dynamics of your goal are insignificant when compared to the focus it provides. The hardest part of this activity, is blocking off and committing to a solid amount of time when all you do is think. Knowing where you are going, and how to prevent certain things from getting in your way, will give you a sense of excitement as you begin to see great things ahead.
As my boy Abe Lincoln once said, "Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe." In the planning part of the process you will begin to lay out specific details of what resources you will need, how you will get them, and how and when you will use them. You will take inventory of your human resources as well, laying out clear plans of who will be involved and how. Magic happens when your planning is undertaken with great thought and detail. Don't let ambiguity get in the way of a clear plan of action.
Now that you have determined your goals and planned out your action steps, the execution stage has been simplified. Execution is your path to change. Moving into this stage, having the tools you have created during exploration and planning, you are equipped with what you need to succeed. It is important to get in the mindset of hard work and resilience, as a lot of time and energy will be required and surprises will be thrown your way. Keep moving. Stick to the plan. Allow yourself certain flexibilities; while you can't control those around you, you can commit to doing your part with excellence. If the details of your plan have to change, roll with it and find another way that works. Execution depends on you and your determination. Those who execute well reap great rewards.
If the idea of crushing your goals excites you, and you need someone to help you explore, plan and execute, I would be happy to discuss the best course of action to get you where you want to be.