Determine what you want. Write down your vision for the perfect month end close. Do it on paper, not electronically. Writing it down on paper creates a physical connection with your vision. Be precise, put in all the details. How long will it take, how low the stress level is. How amazed everyone will be with fast, accurate reporting. What you will feel like. How you will celebrate and recognize your team. Engage all your senses. Enjoy the finish line.