LOVE this post by Dwayne over at Genuine Curiosity called Intending Things Done! Go over there and check it all out because it is a meaty and long post about how to get from goal to success.
"Most of what I read about getting stuff done deals with Technique, Systems, and Tactics, with lots of Purpose and Balance sprinkled on. Goodness knows, I’ve tried various recipes – some work well, some don’t, some work sometimes, some work always. They all have one thing in common – I can screw up any of them because I don’t predictably play by the rules.
In my quest for the perfect system I’ve come to some conclusions, thanks to a number of cosmic nudges toward "Intention" over the last year. The nudges have helped me conclude that Intention is the key element that determines whether any of the other stuff works (sort of like the One Ring that rules them all, in the Lord of The Rings)."