C:\Documents and Settings\Dr. Richard Borough\My Documents\MY DOCUMENTS\MASTER-MIND\Outcome Frame2.doc Created 2/28/00, Edited 5/3/2008
THE OUTCOME FRAME
The Outcome Frame is a planning tool. It is a simple to use set of questions that will help you bring more of what you want into reality. This positive process takes you from an idea or a dream into a set of specific actions steps including ways to quantify or measure your progress.
Always respond to The Outcome Frame in writing. That’s right, respond IN WRITING. And use enough words and specific details that most anyone who read what you’ve written would understand most of it. If others can understand what you have in mind, you’re well on your way.
1. WHAT do you want? State positively and specifically what you want?
2. WHEN do you want to have that?
3. How will you KNOW when you get it? What can you measure?
4. When you get what you want, what ELSE will change?
5. What RESOURCES can you use to get what you want?
6. How will you best UTILIZE these resources? Be specific, use enough words.
7. What is the FIRST step? Second step? Third Step?
Of course, you can put a mountain of detail into this. And perhaps you should. The devil it seems is often in the details. That’s why writing enough words and being specific enough helps.
Most people don’t have an idea problem, but many people have an implementation problem. Whether you have an implementation problem or not it can be helpful to talk with other people about what you’re trying to do. People from outside the loop can help you identify things you may have overlooked. And they can encourage and support you in whatever it is that you’re trying to do. Perspective is a very good thing.
Once you have done The Outcome Frame you’re ready to take all the appropriate actions to make your dreams come true. And making your dreams come true is also a very good thing!
Have fun with this and good luck to you!