HOW WILL REACH YOUR GOALS WITH CERTAINTY ?
Sometimes it feels like there is hardly any progress towards realizing our goals and this is frustrating...It reminds me of the Greek myth of Sisyphus...
In Greek mythology Sisyphus (Greek: Σίσυφος) was the king of Corinth. He was punished for his self-aggrandizing, craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity.
Coming to nowadays, the P.D.S.A. Cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a well-known systematic series of steps for gaining valuable knowledge towards continual improvement of a product or process. Also known as the “Deming Wheel”.
In the Alpha methodology, we believe in learning by reflecting on failures. Evaluating the outcomes and retrying to get further up the hill towards success. We do this by constantly adjusting our actions, after evaluating the reasons of recent failures. We call it “THE NEW SISYPHEAN CYCLE; A S.M.A.R.T.E.R. PATH TO SUCCESS.”
The cycle begins with the PLAN step: This involves identifying a goal or purpose, formulating it in terms of S.M.A.R.T. Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely).
These activities are followed by the DO step, in which the components of the plan are implemented by taking the nessasary actions.
Next comes the CHECK step, where outcomes are monitored to test the validity of the plan for signs of progress and success, or problems and areas for improvement.
Here comes the “E.R.” part of the cycle-of-success; We E.valuate the outcome and identifying the possible reasons for failure; (what was good, what was not so good and what good be better).
R.edefine the goal, or even R.eformulate the approach and R.epeat the cyle.
These steps are repeated over and over as part of a never-ending cycle of continual improvement. This is what we call The New Sisyphean cycle, the SMARTER way of improvement and success and learning by failures and pitfalls.
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