Chapter 9. Identify Your Constraints

 

“Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.”

 
 --ORISON SWETT MARDEN

Between wherever you are today and wherever you want to be in the future, there is something—often several things—that are holding you back. For you to get out of the crunch you are in and achieve your business and personal goals, you must identify your constraints, those factors that are restricting your progress.

The starting point of constraint analysis is for you to be absolutely clear about your goals. What is it that you want to achieve, avoid, or preserve? If it is financial, what specific amount of money do you need to generate, and in what time period? The greater clarity you have about exactly ...

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