6 Things to review about goal setting
This post brings together a few of the top posts about several key points to review when you're building your business & professional goals for the year.
As you spend this time fine tuning your new years goals, it doesn't hurt to take some time to reflect on your options and opportunities.
To make progress, you need to move away from the status quo and take risks that push your limits – but for most, that’s easier said than done. For you and your business, your comfort zone is where you feel safe and secure, so leaving it can be terrifying. However, as terrifying as it might seem, you know deep down that outside of that “comfort zone” is where true growth occurs, and where your business will thrive.
Having your own business is a constant remainder of having to deal with things that you’d rather not have to deal with, and it means being uncomfortable. And that’s OK. It’s time to get comfortable with that and move through the moment to get to where you want and need to be.
With all the planning and decision making required to keep things running smoothly as you achieve your goals, you could become overwhelmed or start to procrastinate. There are so many reasons we procrastinate. One of the main reasons is that the task at hand seems too overwhelming or difficult. You know where you want to go and it's only a matter of getting started.
I think we can all agree the goal of every business owner is, or should be, to succeed. If you think about it though, what does that really mean? Of course there are several solid signs of a successful business that can help us reach a definition of success, achieving the goals we've set out for the business. One of the easiest ways to achieve these goals is to make your business values guide you in the right direction.
When it’s time to think about setting goals for a new year, people tend to go through similar activities and even thought processes. You want success, but you’re not sure what the key is to getting there. What does your mindset bring to you?
It's worth it to spend some focused time setting your key goals as a starting point. I hope these posts help in getting you to that point. Then you'll be ready to push forward and achieve your all the S.M.A.R.T. goals you've identified for this timeframe. Time to get moving!