The path to achieving a goal is always a “work in progress”. Start with an idea and start throwing down ideas and thoughts. Slowly the dots connect, and the overall picture becomes clearer.
This path is made of attempts, tests, hypotheses, errors and corrections, for this it is called “work in progress”. It is a continuous prototype. There is no better method than to study, plan, implement, correct and plan again. In a cycle in which the project evolves and takes shape.
The “Make It Real” pages are designed as a brainstorming tool to be used and reviewed at any time of the year and at any stage of the project.
The questions on this page always help us reflect and redefine what is required to reach our goal. The goal can change, and even the vision can shift during the year.
It is important to write down all the ideas and possible ways, even if they may seem impossible or we do not yet know how to implement them.
VISION / GOAL: It is important to be positive here and avoid denial.
Our mind does not register the negative form. The human brain does not immediately grasp denial. In order to deny a thought, the mind must first visualize it and then “erase it”: it is a waste of time. To develop solutions and make the best use of resources, it is much better to get used to using the positive form (“Concentrate” and not “don’t get distracted”)
HOW: Choose something fun to stay constant
We all know how difficult it is to remain constant at a “commitment”, a commitment made with ourselves. Especially when it is important to us, but not urgent. It is important in the long run, but very often not seeing results in the short term it is easy not to be constant. So one of the first suggestions we find here is to find something we like to do
BE SPECIFIC: List the tasks
Learn more about “how”.
Goal: I want to lose weight 3 kg
How: going for a run
BE Specific: 2 times a week. Or at least 5 km a week.
This approach is more effective than a less detailed goal as it can be to “go for a run”: if the program is vague, the goal is not achieved.
RESOURCES: Who and what can help me
An online course? A book? A workshop? A friend? A former colleague? An industry professional?
In this section we can then insert all those resources available and all the people we know or whom we could contact to reach our goal.
TARGET TIME: When it becomes real
Having a deadline, a deadline, a time target helps you not get lost on the road.
Estimated budget required
This aspect is also important. In addition to organizing our time, it is also important to organize our finances and the “Make it real” section allows us to understand what budget we can allocate for each project. In this way we organize our economic resources and we can also find creative solutions at low cost, free, or we can also activate a sort of barter of skills. Once again, taking the time to focus on the goal and thinking about the most effective way to achieve it allows us to find creative solutions.
All that remains is to start!