“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore mentioned in his drama ‘The King of Dark Chamber’ –  One can’t cross a river by merely standing and staring. This quote is applicable to every goal that each one of us set for ourselves.  At a high level, recipe to success is

“set goal —> plan —> execute —> success”

To meet the success, plan & execution goes hand in hand. Many times, one get stuck in ‘plan’ with day dreaming about success, imagining time after success. It is like ‘standing and staring at the water’ hoping to cross the sea. ‘Execution’ is must on the path to success but unfortunately, this is the one that most often goes wrong.

A mechanism to keep track if execution is aligned to the ‘plan’ can help avoiding this. Break bigger goal in smaller milestones with well defined  deliverables for each of the milestone. Review the execution progress for each milestone, take immediate action to fix things, if needed. This works well for professional and personel goals.

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