In the last newsletter (Part 1) I stated that without action, our goals are dreams and our ambitions are fantasies. That success begins with knowing what we want (our goals), but it’s the decisive factor of execution that becomes the transformative force in achieving our goals.
I outlined the first 4 parts in the process of kicking-a$$. It’s a simplistic and high-level view, and these first steps include:
- Goal Setting
- Progress Strategies
- Bridge the Gap
- Overcome Obstacles
And we continue…
The Pursuit of Success [Part 2]
5. Iteration and Revision: Execution is not a linear path, and you will pull your hair out trying to make it one. Success often requires a level of flexibility and adaptation. Along the way you may experience unforeseen circumstances, changing landscapes, and evolving priorities (remember control vs. influence). And any of these things may require adjustments to our execution strategies.
6. Cultivating Mindset: Our goals lead to growth (in whatever shape or form). And the path is not solely about reaching a specific destination or hitting specific numbers. It is also about leadership development and personal growth. And it involves our teams and support staff. By actively engaging in the process, individuals cultivate invaluable skills, acquire knowledge, and expand their horizons – It cultivates a growth mindset.
7. Celebrating Success: Acknowledging the significance of execution entails celebrating both the process and the outcomes. Each milestone achieved along the way, each step taken toward the goal, deserves a few “yeehaws” and “boom-shaka-lakas!” It is crucial to show recognition and appreciation (in whatever way works for individuals or teams, and fits into your culture). By celebrating execution, we reinforce positive habits, fuel motivation, and build momentum for the future.
Execution in the Pursuit of Success
While goals serve as the destination, execution is the journey that propels us toward it. Without execution goals become distant illusions. They remain intangible and taunt us with unfulfilled potential. By taking decisive action, we move onward, coming closer to our desired outcomes.
Embracing a mindset of continuous improvement, focusing on goals and outcomes, and sustaining a level of curiosity is what allows for iteration, refinement, and recalibration. Successful execution is not rigid; we must adapt and respond to the ever-changing dynamics of our goals and the context of our environments (internal and external).
So, let us move onward my friends. Let us embark on our journey armed with purpose, determination, and unwavering commitment to execution.
Curious if your execution strategy is setting you up for the success you desire?
I often audit strategic plans and execution strategies for leaders and owners, and help assess whether your current state will lead you to meet your goals.
- You can’t read the label from inside the jar.
- Gather new information, insights, and recommendations for improvement so you can grow the organization faster and easier.
- Identify what you are doing well (so you can do more of that).
- Highlight what needs some attention so you can make the right moves to reach your goals.
- Have someone with an unbiased and expert view, let you know exactly where to focus your time and resources.
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