Now that you know the major objectives you have to achieve in order to make your dream a reality, it’s time to determine when—and in what order—you should tackle them.
Leap Task #20: Lay out your objectives in a timeline.
Here are 3 tips for creating a viable timeline:
1. Order matters. Look for dependencies—some objectives probably build upon others. String these together in the proper order. Next, place the remaining objectives—those independent of the others—in the timeline where they seem to fit, but not in a way that overloads any one point in time.
2. Backward plan. Start with the end (i.e. your vision) in mind and work backward, one step at a time. Assign the time you think each objective will require. Once you have all the objectives in place, tweak the time allotted to each objective to ensure they all fit between now and your targeted end-date.
3. Assign time blocks. Not everything starts at once. Assign each objective a start date and an end date. Do not plan everything to run simultaneously. That said, while some objectives will run sequentially, expect others to run concurrently.
How do you feel about your timeline?