Week 2 Focus – VISION Milestones
Focus Question: As you move towards your vision, what are the milestones along the way?
Chunking down our vision into more manageable pieces allows us to start laying out the roadmap in discrete pieces. This then allows us to move forward strategically. Once you have your vision, creating milestones along the way is an important part of the process.
“Rome was not built in a day.” My father’s voice continues to echo in my ear, years after first hearing. An entrepreneur himself, my dad ran an old-fashioned corner pharmacy for decades, taking over Britton’s Pharmacy from his father, my grandfather who founded it in the 1930s.
Hearing this phrase mentioned regularly reminds me that things that time to create. It’s the consistent action that forges the road as we go.
What are the steps you want to accomplish as you go?
Using the Vision RoadMap, look at the big pieces of your vision and identify the actual steps you will need to take (and want to take) to move yourself along. With the Vision Roadmap you will be able to break larger projects down into more discrete milestones.
Questions to consider when looking at developing your vision roadmap
As you look out across the year, what are the key elements or what Steven Covey would call “Big Rocks.” Place these on one sheet of paper. Now working with each one at a time, identify the key milestones or smaller pieces along the way. This will help to break it into chunks. You might want to consider these questions:
If you want to work at the micro-level, turn to page 38 – and review “Be True to Who You Are – The Micro-Vision.” As the page invites you to, take time to identify what’s really important to:
Connection to the Workbook and Planner
Several areas of the Planner and Workbook touch on chunking things to milestones including:
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