Leap Challenge Day 15: Develop Your Plan

LeadershipOrville and Wilbur Wright didn’t invent the first airplane by accident. They had passion and a vision, but they also had a plan. They accomplished their huge dream by breaking it down into five achievable missions:

  1. Figure out how things fly.
  2. Devise a system for controlling flight.
  3. Develop a viable propulsion system.
  4. Learn test piloting skills.
  5. Build & fly a heavier-than-air, self-propelled aircraft.

Your turn:

Leap Task #15: Break your strategy into 3 to 5 manageable objectives that once completed—sequentially or concurrently—you’ll have achieved your dream.
Now that you have a general strategy for getting from where you are to where you want to be, it’s time to break it down into a few manageable pieces. You can call these bite-sized chunks whatever you like—intermediate objectives,  short-term goals,  stepping stones—it doesn’t matter. Just make sure each one directly supports accomplishing your dream.
Which objective has you the most worried?

6 thoughts on “Leap Challenge Day 15: Develop Your Plan”

  1. Without a doubt, the objective that has me the most worried is publishing the story (the last objective). Don’t know how, what format, etc. That step ties my stomach in knots. I figure that I can go through all the other steps (1-6) and that this one will work itself out by the time I get there.

    1. That’s wise, Kari. Look at the Wright brothers’ last objective—it’s a pretty tall order, (like never-been-done-before-in-the-history-of-man tall). All the objectives prior lead up to it, though. So if they were successful in the first 4, the 5th would follow naturally. Sounds like you’re in a similar situation. Which means you’re in good company!

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