Milestones & Metrics:
What will you measure to assure you are making progress?
Execution starts with identifying the critical milestones so you know you're making timely progress toward the destination
You'll want metrics to track your progress. Make sure you're looking out the windshield and not staring into the rear view mirror using vanity metrics. Driving without looking ahead doesn't end well.
The journey is often difficult. Make sure to take the time to enjoy the view when you achieve key milestones.