The Innovasion Trade Show today at the Agradome brought out many of the brightest minds in the Province. Though most were very inexperienced, and frankly a majority were still in High School, the ideas, the visions, the goals – very impressive! The one thing I noticed throughout the day, however, was the lack of clarity in peoples plans. They all had amazing ideas, but few, if any, could “see” the course of action between where they are at right now, and where they want to be in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
As an entrepreneur, you have to be able to envision how you want the future to look. But, the kicker is, you only have to envision for about 20 minutes. After that you need to put dates on when that ‘picture’ will become a reality, chart a course that takes you from where you are today to where you want to get to and START.
What seems to inhibit people from that necessary action step? Good question. For most, it’s some form of procrastination. That said, procrastination can be caused by many different things: perfectionism, boredom, laziness, the one I saw a lot of today – lack of clarity, making excuses, and a variety of others.
As a Business Coach I know the three most important elements to having success in business and in life are:
- A clear image of exactly what you want
- A measureable action plan that charts a course to the reality of that image