The transition from “I” thinking to “We” thinking is also something leaders must ask of others, as people find satisfaction in strides taken together. This is why it is important to bridge the gap from I’ll do to we did. This encapsulates the transition from a mere intention to actual accomplishment and completion of a task or goal.
Setting clear goals is one way to bridge this gap effectively. Begin by defining specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Then, develop a detailed plan that outlines the steps and resources required to achieve the goals. The plan should include timelines and responsibilities so that everyone knows what’s expected of them.
In a team, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate milestones and achievements along the journey. Recognizing the progress made motivates the team to continue working towards the ultimate goal.
Maintaining a collective focus on turning “I’ll do” into “we did,” you can effectively bridge the gap between intentions and achievements in both personal and professional endeavors.