“DRAPE” Yourselves

Sometimes it’s necessary to establish a process when we want to move forward. Moving forward in our lives means establishing a game plan. A decision has been made, then you get stuck. Well, I came up with this acronym as a process to help you. Short and sweet because the details are yours.

DECIDE– Make a decision. It propels you forward. Once you decide, you have started the first level of commitment. A timeline is necessary here that you can determine at the evaluation stage if you need to move to a next level of achieving your goal.

RESEARCHResearch is necessary. You need relevant, current and correct information to move forward in the right direction. The legwork will either keep you moving forward or once you get started make you choose something different.

ACTION – When you have the correct information, take the necessary action steps. Outline the steps and get busy. This is pretty cut and dry.

PURSUE – This is relative to the timeline as well. You need to pursue your goal. It is part of the commitment you made to yourself but also a necessary part of the focus.

EVALUATE – Here is where your timeline is important. Where are you on reaching that goal? Evaluate where you are. Start on the next phase if you need to.

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