2020 is an unusual year with a health crisis like never seen before. Paranoia is everywhere, and we don’t know what’s next for humanity at large.
What I do know is, the old school ways of leading could potentially save you from failure in this inspiring field.
Here are the three steps you must take to lead yourself back on track post lockdown.
A right vision is all about using the vigor of your creativity to capture the thriving completion of your goals. Start by musing about all your future course of action that you will have to take after the lockdown is lifted. Your mind’s eye is limitless. Make sure you examine every area of your life: Profession, Family, Friends, Love, Health, Investments, Environment, Spirituality, Growth, Entertainment & Recreation. Assume you are at the end of 2020 looking back at the pre and post coronavirus days – what does it look like from this panorama? Picture that ideal vision. There are many tools to help you with this step. Here are a few suggestions. Create a board by casting out pictures from publications or printing images from sites like Instagram that best represents your ideal situation. Create a photo montage of pictures, images, and words to add to your board. If boards are not your thing, you can also journal about your theoretical life or ideal year. To get a more precise vision of your fate, meditate or daydream to get precise images or a feeling of what you see for your future.
Planning is the method of thinking about the projects you need to complete to achieve your coveted goal. It’s the process of outlining to achieve the goal, utilize the resources you have accessible and include any restrictions such as time or money. There are many ways to do this step. I built a goals worksheet I use with my business associates that helps reduce the puzzle by chunking it down into smaller steps. Another manageable process is to make a list of every action you believe needs to be completed to reach the goal. Then prioritize the list by item of interest and in order of completion required. Note, some activities are subjected to the completion of others. Then know timelines for each activity. You can consolidate all the projects and timelines into a spreadsheet, or word document to provide some fabrication to your plan. Finally, move each activity item into your schedule and block off time to accomplish.
The vision step represents about 15% of producing the roadmap that needs to be followed after lockdown is lifted. The planning step represents 65% of the method and where most of the work is thought out. The final 20% signifies the actual action taken. When you have a clear vision and a well thought out plan, taking action becomes so much more manageable. One step at a time will get you to your goal and your personal and professional life will not be majorly affected by this pandemic.