D = DIAGNOSIS
O = OBJECTIVES
M = METHODS
E = EVALUATION
DIAGNOSIS -- the first step.
In order to properly start the process of the realisation of your goals and dreams, it is necessary to ask yourself, “What is my situation now?” This is called diagnosis. Doctors know that proper diagnosis is indispensable to successful treatment. Similarly, you must know where you are in order to better know where you ought to go, and how you are going to get there.
Many persons have never taken an inventory of where they are on the road of life. When they do, many realise that they are nowhere near where they want to be, as time rushes by leaving them staring blankly into the future like a cow at a new gate.
So what about you? Are you where you want to be in life?
Have you analysed your present situation? If not, let’s do so now.
Get a sheet of paper and write down the answers to these questions that you must now ask yourself:
• Am I where I plan to be in my career?
• Am I satisfied with my progress?
• Have I done the appropriate studies?
• Am I satisfied with my income?
• Where do I plan to be in five years’ time?
For your family life, you could ask questions like these:
• Am I spending time with my children?
• Is my love-life fulfilling?
• Am I carrying resentment towards my spouse?
• Are we, as a family realising our goals—financial, spiritual, health?
When this diagnosis is complete, you must have a written document setting out strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Check out The Courage to Conquer for a comprehensive diagnosis.
Stay tuned for the next step in the D.O.M.E. Plan for Success: OBJECTIVES
Tony Williamson is a motivational speaker and author of the book, "The Courage to Conquer: 9 Inspiring Strategies to Be Bold, Overcome Obstacles & Forge Your Fantastic Future!" For more information please visit www.tonywilliamson.org and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tonywilliamsonbooks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an author, motivational speaker, chartered financial consultant, linguist, paramedic,