2. How can I do it?
Whatever challenge we take up it is almost without a support plan. It is the most common thing that the majority of people do. Going unplanned is the easiest way to fail and this happens because our brain is always looking to avoid responsibility.
For example, you want to change your job, and it sounds simple enough. But, in most cases, people are often found to be failing in this pursuit. Number 1 reason they never have a plan.
What is involved in “look for a different job?” Are you taking time out at least an hour or two every Saturday? Are you researching companies hiring in your area? Have you made efforts to connect with people on LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter? Have you improved your resume? Have you created job alerts on multiple job platforms? Have you approached any recruiter headhunter?
3. Who will be affected by my decisions?
It may be that there is no one who will be affected by your decisions, but you must think deeply if the consequences are likely to affect someone.
Usually, people tend to overlook the people who could be affected by the consequences of the challenge/problem/decision. This happens because our brain does not want to work and make efforts to think constructively. When you understand fully who are involved in making the decision or who could be affected by the consequences of your decision will help you to avoid complications at a later stage.
4. What if _____ happened?
In most cases, it is almost always good to possess a contingency plan. Taking into consideration the earlier examples—-
“I want to “I want to exercise more.”
What if I got injured?
“First, I’d look for the exercises that I can continue to do even if I am injured. Second, if I cannot find anything, I would eat more healthily and avoid some types of foods.”
“I want to look for a different job.”
What if my spouse doesn’t like the idea?
“My spouse needs rational answers to clear the doubts and understand why I want to change my job. I’ll explain my reasons and resolve the concerns.”
Usually, it is not at all difficult for us to figure out the possible “obstacles” that come up in the form of people or situations. But, it will be of use only when we ready ourselves on how to deal with those potential obstacles to achieving success, and if you ask yourself these questions every morning, they will help you a lot in your journey.