Goals are important, but so is developing your strategy.
It's all about having the big picture in mind; while you are focusing on what you want to do right now, always keep your eye on at least two steps ahead. In other words, take the time to think beyond what is happening today.
How can you do that?
· Consider different approaches you can take to get you closer to your goal.
That means do your best to stay flexible. Maybe you get stuck in a rut trying to solve a problem the same way over and over again. Don't always repeat the same path you usually take; try something different and see what happens.
· Don't only think of achieving short-term success.
Being strategic isn't only what you're doing right this very moment; it's also about feeling the benefits of your present actions in the future.
· Don't focus only on the person you are today.
Instead, think of who you want to be in 10 years?
By being strategic, you will empower yourself to achieve long term results that your future self can benefit from.
- Nela Canovic