GOAL success factors versus general AOFs
I've been very happy this year getting my runway, projects and areas of focus into shape, and as we come to the end of the year, I am running my first yearly review and have reached the dizzy height of 30,000 feet: GOALS for 2011.
As I run through the Natural Planning Method for each goal, each has resulted in a mind map with about ten Key Success Factors ( KSFs ). I can clearly see now that if I drive each KSF forward hard, then I will automatically achieve my goals for the year.
All I have to do now is keep reviewing these KSFs and keep assigning projects to them to keep them moving, which means they are behaving exactly like areas of focus. Oops...
If I turn them all into AOFs, then I have way too many AOFs.
If I fold the KSFs into a smaller set of AOFs, then it's difficult to maintain the goal-focusedness of each of the KSFs.
I could keep them in their mind maps for the goals, but then they seem too out of the way.
How can I drive my KSFs but use my AOFs to maintain balance and momentum in my general life?