Goal-Setting Hangups I need Help figuring out...`

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Hi All,
Two-Part Question on Goal Setting, i.e. Micro-Goals:

Part One:
A lot of times, projects I am working on can come down to waiting for a follow up E-mail or Call in order to proceed with the next steps forward, which may be Set of Steps "A" or Set of Steps "B", depending on the reply/answer/call/mail/text I am waiting for. Sometimes, this is an outcome out of our control (the return call/mail.etc), and it can really hinder your progress on that specific project.

How do you folks work it into your goal-setting? Right now, I move on to other items, but it is still sticking out like a sore thumb...begging for attention, but you've already left a message or sent an E-mail asking for a reply, etc...VERY furstrating....how do you folks handle this type of goal roadblock?

Part Two:
This is kind of related to Part One, because, these "waiting for follow up" roadblock-hindered project goals need to be treated as if using a completely seperate system if goal-setting...
and I now wind up using the micro-goal process on my other ongoing projects, but there is no unity, because I have to tend to this roadblocked goal path in one way or another.

How can I unify my approach.

I hope this was not too vague...please let me know


Regards,
Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I've never had projects that bounced right along in time with MY goal-setting...


    On a 'to do' list i might have 3-10 items listed for days or weeks - in the knowledge I can do nothing until someone else completes their part or until someone sends an answer or decision I need in order to continue. Keeping it on my list keeps it in my mind....and when I receive the info I need I can move it to the top of the list and work on it again.


    Keep in mind if you are waiting on action/decisions from other people - they have their own time priorities that might not match yours. The only time you will have all work fall neatly into the schedule boxes you've set...is if you have a repetitive job. ...and that's no fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by solid71 View Post

    Hi All,
    Two-Part Question on Goal Setting, i.e. Micro-Goals:

    Part One:
    A lot of times, projects I am working on can come down to waiting for a follow up E-mail or Call in order to proceed with the next steps forward, which may be Set of Steps "A" or Set of Steps "B", depending on the reply/answer/call/mail/text I am waiting for. Sometimes, this is an outcome out of our control (the return call/mail.etc), and it can really hinder your progress on that specific project.

    How do you folks work it into your goal-setting? Right now, I move on to other items, but it is still sticking out like a sore thumb...begging for attention, but you've already left a message or sent an E-mail asking for a reply, etc...VERY furstrating....how do you folks handle this type of goal roadblock?

    Part Two:
    This is kind of related to Part One, because, these "waiting for follow up" roadblock-hindered project goals need to be treated as if using a completely seperate system if goal-setting...
    and I now wind up using the micro-goal process on my other ongoing projects, but there is no unity, because I have to tend to this roadblocked goal path in one way or another.

    How can I unify my approach.

    I hope this was not too vague...please let me know


    Regards,
    Rob
    Maybe a different perspective...as described, it appears this is built in to your initial acceptance of the project. So, you might want to examine that process.

    IF it is a project for someone else, did you have clear instructions and time frames in the agreement? If it is your own project, did you allow the time for other people's slowness?

    I could be wrong, but it looks like you were not crystal clear in your initial project goals.

    Maybe an example would be helpful. Are those stats accurate, you've been here since 2011 and have 2 posts? Kinda weird.

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author solid71
    @Kay King...Yes, a repetitive job is no fun, but in this instance, I am speaking about very well broken down projects, where 20-25 make up a much larger project,and breaking them down into smaller micro bites makes them give off a more positive aura both physically and mental for all involved.


    @GordonJ....Yes, I am wet behind the ears, but this looked like a spot with some super organized folks for me to challenge my ADHD brain to a duel!!

    Of course, right now, when trying to come up with an example, there are no business bottle necks, however, I came across a personal one, and regardless, any suggestions you have from this I can port over to business projects and goals when the next bottleneck happens, which is probably imminent.

    So, I have to get the films from my MRI, and bring them to my Physical Therapist doctor when I go, but I do not have an appointment yet, and further, I do not know if there were additional tests required by my PT.

    But, my main PT is out and should be back Monday.

    If he does not return my call, I do not know if I have to go back for one last MRI, and I don't know #1) if the imaging center has availability this week, and #2) if the times they may have, if any, jive with my calendar.


    OK...did that give you a headache? LOL...it gave me one.

    So, this is a personal one with Micro goals, but inherent bottlenecks.

    Now, in this case, Gordon, there was not much to be crystal clear on, as this is evolving as it goes, and I have a lot of business projects like that broken down into smaller parts that tend to change rapidly. Sure, using multiple segments each comprised of micro-goals does help in pushing towards completion of the larger goal...the project itself...but some suggestions as to these "dynamic bottlenecks: as I call them....would be a huge help!!


    Kind Regards,
    Rob
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