Step 1 – Think from the End
Forget for a moment what is or isn’t achievable and instead tell us about a change you would like to see ‘one day’. It could even be something that takes years or decades to achieve.
Step 2 – Get Creative
Tell us what it will look like, feel like and be like when the change has taken place? Imagine it! Describe it! Visualize it as much as possible!
Step 3 – Get Real
Okay, now it’s time to think about what’s required to make this change happen? It's a good idea to work backwards, from the endpoint to the beginning so you can figure out the key steps. Tell us the major actions that need to occur.
Step 4 – Get Specific
Tell us which of these actions is possible to get going within the next 5 weeks? (by Week 6 of the Incubator you need to have started taking action!). Just choose one. Keep it really simple, specific and definitely achievable.
Step 5 – Get It Down
Now write down your action as a positive ‘I’ statement, eg. “I am going to meet with my local MP and encourage them to support the …… campaign.”
Step 6 – Test the Vision
One of the best ways to test if you are on the right track is to seek feedback from others e.g friends and family. Ask them, “Is this realistic in five weeks?” If they say, “No way, it’s just NOT POSSIBLE!” ask them, “Okay, what would be possible? ”Then go back to Step 5! Let us know what they said!