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Taking Baby Steps in Grown Up Shoes

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached quickly, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

When your starting a business or any new life adventure the number one piece of advice you will hear is “start out with baby steps.” Yes, is true you don’t want to set yourself up for failure by doing too much too soon.  You also don’t want to do too little too late. So take small steps, but be grown up about the steps you’re taking. Put time and thought into each step.

Have a plan

First decide what your end goal is. Begin by thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you’re going to get there.There’s no point in starting a journey if you don’t know where you’re going. Once you’ve set your goal, build a plan how to get there. What is important to you, what are your key values?  What are your strongest career skills?  What is your ultimate career goal?

Build steps around your plan

Even baby steps can make a huge impact on your success. Be sure that your steps are well thought out and calculated to your best advantage. Plan trips, events and meetings around the stages you’re at. Plan each small step so that it takes you to the next big step. Start networking in your field. Keep learning and building strong relationships.

Don’t let go of your goals just because it’s taking longer to get there. The journey is part of the reward. With every hardship along the way, never take your eyes off the original goal. You may have to adjust your actions and take baby steps, but keep the goal in sight. Well thought baby steps can make a great impact when you’re wearing grown up shoes.

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Written by Beverly S. Davis

February 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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