So you have identified your challenge and made certain that the description is accurate. Then you decided on some goals and tasks to start working on overcoming that challenge. The last piece is to do those action tasks until you have the desired results.
SOUNDS ALL TOO SIMPLE? Actually this third step is the hardest. Usually you start out relieved to have finally pinpointed exactly what the problem is. Then you have taken precious time to decided what steps you need to take. Now you can start worrying that these may not be the right actions and/or that you can really do them.
NOW THE HONEYMOON IS OVER. The last step is to pull out all stops and devise a method to actually do the actions tasks and to stick with them, revising along the way until you are rewarded with the right results.
This takes ACCOUNTABILITY. Who are you going to be accountable to? I always say that if you at least go out to the nearest tree and tell it your action tasks, that is on the right path to becoming accountable. Actually having a live person to hold your feet to the fire is even better!
What about FOLLOW THROUGH? Is there something that you must do to make sure that your action task actually got done? Simply giving someone a call but never reaching them, is not enough. Here you need to develop your “stick to”brain cells and write these further actions down!
TENACITY is the overall talent that makes all the other steps fall in place. This may take some support as you begin to lose your will to push forward. Some challenges take ten minutes to overcome and some take ten days, ten months or ten years. You need the tenacity to stick with your goals no matter what.
AND THAT HOW YOU OVERCOME ANY CAREER CHALLENGE YOU FACE.