Have you ever wondered what makes the US military so successful? I’ll let you in on a little secret. First and foremost it’s the people who volunteer. These volunteers have determination, grit, and skills to conquer the enemy. But just as important, are the processes they use to accomplish their mission.
Today I am starting a series on 5 Soldier Tested Strategies For Success. Over the next several weeks, you can expect to read about the process we go through to make sure missions are successful. Today I’ll start with an overview of the basic concepts and questions that you will find outlined over the next few weeks.
1. Situation (Part 1, Part 2)
This is the big overview. Establish what you know (who, what, where, when, why). What are your priorities and values? What are your BIG goals? Why are you trying to accomplish these? Who/what are you up against? Who will support you?
What is your GOAL? Concisely state your task and purpose. What will you accomplish and why?
Plan your actions. How are you going to accomplish your GOAL? What tasks, steps, and checkpoints need to be completed? How will you coordinate with and get support from others?
What tools or supplies will you need to complete your GOAL? How will you make sure you are ready to complete your GOAL (food, exercise, training)?
5. Command and Control
How will you ensure the mission is successful? What process is key to accomplishing your GOAL?
I look forward to helping you establish goals and reach them as we explore these 5 Soldier Tested Strategies for Success in greater depth over the next few weeks. To make sure you don’t miss a single strategy, sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each week.