The best thing about Prepare IAS was its planning and its various components like CPP and quality Tests with regular modules.You just follow it and get the desired result.
If one is expecting to reach some goal than they ought to put some thought into developing a plan to achieve said goal. The SMART method of goal setting provides an effective means of doing such. SMART is an acronym for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and TIMED.
"If you don't know what you want you end up with a lot you don't" ~ Chuck Palanhiuk
Before you set out to achieve a goal it's important to clearly articulate what your goal is. What outcome are you looking to bring about? What criteria need to be met to provide clear indication that your goal has been achieved? How will you know these criteria have been met?
“True hope is cleareyed. It sees all the difficulties that exist and all the potential for failure, but through that carves a realistic path to a better future.”
~ Jerome Groopman
Is your goal attainable/realistic? The steps towards your goals must be actionable to be effective. If one doesn't have the means, the skills or the resources to put the steps towards their goals into action than one ought to focus their efforts into developing those skills and acquiring those resources or focus on goals that are in a more realistic range of possibilities.
"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
Give yourself a deadline. For each step in your action plan set a specific time when you can reasonably expect to have it completed. Hold yourself accountable to these deadlines, but if they become unrealistic due to unforeseen circumstances than adjust them accordingly. As Lao Tzu famously said: "Nature does hurry yet everything is accomplished".
GO WITH THE FLOW: Planning steps in the present that are specific, measurable, attainable/realistic and timed can assist in achieving your goals for the future and reaching your fullest potential.