Are you spending your time on projects that really contribute to your goals?
Take a closer look at your activities to see if they support your core value statement (Unique Selling Proposition or Mission Statement) and provide a good return on the investment (ROI) of the resources required to accomplish them. The main difference between projects and goals is the time frame. Projects are the step between goals and daily action. The process of planning is the same for both, and the same tools can be used for planning either projects or goals.
Step 1. First, describe the Idea/Project: the features and benefits, & why you are interested in it.
|Features (distinctive attributes)||Benefits (value added by the features)|
|Describe why you want to do the Idea/Project:||Motivation (make money, help others, etc)|
Step 2. Then compare the importance of each Idea/Project to your core value statement.
|Your core value statement (USP, Mission):|
|Importance level to core value statement||High | Medium | Low|
|Effectiveness for accomplishing goals||High | Medium | Low|
|Return on Investment (ROI)||Do Benefits outweigh Costs?|
|BENEFITS of accomplishment||COSTS of Resources (time, money, etc)|
Step 3. If you decide to proceed, make a plan…what are the steps you need to accomplish next?
|Image (photo, graphic) that conveys the Idea/Project:|
|Slogan or tagline:|
Free printable Project Evaluation Form (pdf)
This has been helping me understand why it is important to me to continue to spend time researching and writing articles for the Daily PlanIt. The website is a good fit with my core value statement:
“I create tools and share information for developing work and life skills.”
See Also: Evaluate Goals
More Tools at the Branding Toolkit & Change Toolkit
see also Delicious Links