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04-21-2007, 12:53 AM
I was doing my WR. There were some projects that didn't move for a week or two and I wasn't interested in doing them. Then I decided to think of outcome im more details. For example, I had a project "Sign agreement with XYZ company". The outcome was: contract signed. But "why" wasn't clearly defined. It was something like "to have exculivity for XYZ prodcuts". But that didn't motivate me to do the project. I redefined it as "to help my friend at XYZ to keep good relationship with him". And that's worked! Now when the outcome defined in a way I want to do it I really want to move that project further!
04-21-2007, 03:31 AM
Whenever I am defining a project and it's successful outcome I always ask the question "What's in it for me?". This allows me to remember to visualise a successful outcome which will motivate me to complete the project. Like most people I have a tendency to take on too many projects, asking this question can be helpful in deciding if you really want to commit to the project.
04-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the great story. I admit that my last two years have been mostly spent getting my head around "What's the next action?" I feel like the next two could be around "What's the successful outcome?" I find the depth fascinating.
04-25-2007, 06:32 PM
Whenever I am defining a project and it's successful outcome I always ask the question "What's in it for me?"I appreciate your point, and this is usually my (default) thought. I'm trying to work on the perspective Eugene suggests: What's in it for *them*? :-)