3. You need to have a flexible Plan
You need to have a detailed plan for making your goal a reality.Your plan is a map of the project to make you a success.Your written plan provides you with the following:
You have a reasonable, attainable goal.
You have a specific reasonable timeframes.
You have a plan that you can make minor adjustments to in caseOf unexpected events, disasters or emergencies
You understand how you can learn what you need to know.
You know how to measure your progress.
4. How to learn what you need to Know
You need to determine what you need to know and more importanthow to learn it. Do your research. It will pay big dividends.In the 1700’s, if your goal was to be a silversmith, youapprenticed yourself to a master silversmith, like Paul Revere.You spent several years learning from him and then opened yourown shop.In the early 1900’s, if your goal were to be a farmer, you wouldspend years learning through practical experience (apprentice)from an older farmer (father or grandfather), buy or inherit asmall farm and hopefully become self-sufficient. Today, thesuccessful (only job) farmer is a businessman. He starts with acollege degree and a large investment.Today, if you want to be a physician, you attend college andbecome a resident (apprentice) for several years to gainpractical experience to supplement your formal education.Is your goal to be Chief of Police in Los Angeles? A reasonableplan might be: Bachelors Degree in Criminology from NorthwesternUniversity, attend the Los Angeles Police Academy, pass theadvancement exams as you go up through the ranks of the LosAngeles police department, and years of experience “on thestreet”.