Execution is the fourth step of ESPER framework. This is the step where your goal really gets brought to life in physical reality. When you were establishing your goal, you created the virtual image it in your mind. In Strategy, you developed the key pillars and principles you need to build your plan on. In Planning, you develop the specifics of your plan, right up to activities you need to do and integrated it into your schedule.
Execution is an extremely critical step because execution is all that anybody ever sees. You can spend all your life establishing goals, strategizing and planning, but if you never get down to the execution, nothing is going to happen.
It is the step when things manifest, get brought to life, takes physical shape. It is when your goal becomes reality.
Assuming you have done a thorough and rigorous job in the previous three steps and you have prioritized the right tasks in your plan, how your goal manifests in reality now weighs on your ability to execute according to your plan.
I have already written a series of articles on maximizing your results in execution:
- Become the Master of Your Time – Two key pillars of productivity: Effectiveness and Efficiency
- Put First Things First – How to better manage your activities with Time Management Matrix
- 50 Ways To Boost Your Productivity
- Why We Have Slumps And How To Get Out Of Them
- Law of Diminishing Returns
- How To Overcome Procrastination (6-part series)
- 11 Practical Steps To Overcome Procrastination (Personal Excellence Book Volume 1 exclusive article)
- Self Discipline is Overrated
- List Of My Favorite Freewares
- The Best Productivity System There Is
- Achieve More With Less In Life Using 80/20 Principle (3-part series) – Focus on getting the 80% right with 20% of your efforts
- Why I Wake Up Early (And 9 Reasons You Should Do So Too)
- Myth of Perfectionism (3-part series) – How perfectionism impacts productivity and what to do about it
- 11 Simple Tips To Effective Email Management
- Other articles in Productivity category
This is part 6 of a 7-part series on what it takes to successfully achieve goals.