Surely you have already heard about the importance of goals in life. Goals are like lighthouses that help us make the right decisions. They determine where the journey in our lives should go at all. Setting goals is difficult enough. The implementation is not easier.
Too often we lose sight of our goals, just forget about it or other challenges come in between. But who has no goals and does not work on their implementation, lives his life basically like a leaf in the fall, which happens to fall from the tree at some point and then by the wind soon here and then blown there.
Today, with "RAMM", I will introduce you to a four-step formula that will help you avoid the winds of everyday life in directions you do not want.
R like results
Of course, what you need first and foremost are your goals, or the results you want to achieve. In this phase, ask yourself all the W questions:
- What do I want to achieve?
- When do I want to have achieved it?
- What resources do I need and how many of them?
- Who can help me achieve my goals?
And the most important of all W questions:
If you have found an answer to the question "Why?", Then you should ask at least two more times why that answer. With this method, you will find out your true motivations.
Why do you want to achieve something specific?
Example: You set yourself the goal of becoming a millionaire.
- Why? – "Then I'm financially independent."
- Why is that important? – "Because then I do not have to work anymore."
- Why do not you want to work anymore? – "Because I do not enjoy my work."
As you can see, this example is not about the money, but about the work that offers no fulfillment. So the result does not necessarily have to be called a millionaire, but more likely a new job.
A like action
After you have clearly stated your result, it is time to unpack a few tools and take action. You may need to try your spreadsheet to create a business plan. Or…
- find out which books you are reading, which seminars you need to book or who you should contact with;
- You need to activate your networks and find out who has achieved what you want.
You are now on the way to implement your goal, you come to the action level. Always remember that most of the energy is invested to get started. Get moving and keep moving. If you are moving in the right direction, you will see in the next step.
M like fairs
You are always well advised to make your goals measurable. With money, that's especially easy, as well as the weight or the number of miles you jog. Try to build a benchmark of all your goals to measure your progress and direction. If your goal can not be easily measured, always ask yourself: is what I'm doing is getting me closer to my goal? Yes or no?
M as modify
If the answer to the last question is yes, do more of what you do. If the answer is no, then you know that you have not done yourself a favor in terms of achieving your goals. Modify what you do, correct your course, use other tools, use other methods. Whatever it takes to get you back on track, do it!
RAMM on the example of a pilot
Imagine a pilot. The resultthat he wants to achieve is clear: he wants to fly from A to B. He wants to be there on time and land the machine safely. Through his education he is "Ready for Action". In addition, he checks the condition of the aircraft (checklist!), The maps, the weather forecasts and the fill level of the tanks. Finally he drives to the runway and takes off with his plane.
Shortly after his plane takes off from the runway, it is hit by a gust of wind. The pilot knows that because he is on course measurements subjects. Does the pilot now turn around? Of course not. I've never heard a pilot make the announcement: "Dear passengers, we have just been blown off our ideal route, so I do not think we can reach our destination. We turn back. "Never!
Instead, the pilot subjects his course to a small one modification, And that's usually all we need at such a moment: a small correction. No revolution, no reinvention, just a small corrective action.
So do not get discouraged once you leave the course. This is completely normal. Just think RAMM!
I wish you every success in implementing your goals!
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