Planning For Success
7 Planning For Success Skills That Drive Achievement
- Sets and prioritizes goals that reflect a self-awareness of one’s capabilities, interests, emotions, and/or needs.
- Breaks goals into actionable steps.
- Accurately estimates level of effort and establishes realistic timelines.
- Manages time to complete tasks on schedule.
- Applies existing/newly acquired knowledge, skills, and/or strategies that one determines to be useful for achieving goals.
- Monitors progress and own performance, adjusting approach as necessary.
- Demonstrates a belief that one’s own actions are associated with goal attainment.
“Planning is choice with intention. People begin with a specific goal or purpose in mind that results in the choice. Planning involves deciding on actions, predicting interactions, recognizing problems and proposing solutions, and anticipating consequences and reactions. Reflection is remembering with analysis. Reflection occurs at the end of a planned activity as a means of reviewing that activity, the feelings, learning and changes associated with it, and as a way to potentially plan for future encounters with the same subject. In an engaged learning environment, reflection can often lead to new ideas or planning for future activities.” (Ramaswamy, McGovern, Akiva, Okasinski, & Smith, 2012)
Terms often used represent these skills: