How many goals are you chasing?
How long is your to-do list?
When asking teams about how many key strategic outcomes they are pursuing, I often find that they'll have a long list of goals that they're trying to get done...all at the same time.
Long to-do lists are a clear sign of poor decision making.
Without good decision making and a commitment to that decision - nothing ends up happening.
Jim Collins, author of the book Good to Great, is quoted as having stated:
“If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any,”
More than three priorities and you end up having to think about and manage too many things at the same time.
The trick to getting things done and making progress towards your vision is to edit and choose the three key things that are the most important.
Then just focus on those three and nothing else.
As Collins suggests - 'if you add something to your to-do list, then you need to replace it with a task that get transferred to the stop-doing list.
Don't be tempted to take on board too much. Choose just three priorities that will have the biggest impact on helping you achieve your vision.
Just three things.