So you made your list of 10 crazy cool goals for the year and identified your Push Goal…but now what? People often make their list of 10 and identify that one goal that can make all the others possible, but they get stuck trying to figure out where to start. This is where reverse engineering comes in! Making a brainstorm list, or doing a “brain dump,” is a huge part of this process.
The Beauty of Brainstorm
A good brainstorm can save you hours in trying to figure out where to start. It helps you create a plan, keeps you motivated, organizes your thoughts, and helps you stay focused on the end result.
What most people don’t know is that doing a successful brainstorm is more than just making a list of to-do’s. Follow the 3 Simple Steps to Success below for an effective brain dump that ignites your reverse engineering process.
3 Simple Steps to Success
STEP ONE: Create a Master Brain Dump – Make a brainstorm list of anything and everything you’re going to need to know, do acquire, master and so on to achieve your goal. Don’t worry about the order in which you list these action items; just let your thoughts flow freely and write down whatever comes to mind.
Here’s a hint: the word “research” should appear on your list several times. As you break down the steps to achieve your goal, there will be so many things you need to find out more about. Research, research, research! The more you know about your goal, the better!
STEP TWO: Break it Down – Break down the larger tasks on your list into smaller components. Think bite-sized pieces! No task should take more than 1 day MAX to complete. The further you can break down each item, the better. You should end up with a long list of short tasks.
STEP THREE: Make a Schedule – Create a realistic schedule of how long task should take to complete. Then, set a proposed completion/execution day.
By following these 3 simple steps, not only will you have a better sense of where to start, but you’ll also have an action plan in place. Start chipping away at your to-do’s, and your Push Goal will come to fruition faster than you could ever imagine!
Comment below if you think you can do it!