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.
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.
If you find yourself tripping over the business plan idea or the thought of creating the “biz plan” has you staring into the distance, it might help to remember that setting goals is the start or foundation of a business plan.
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?
At the time of writing, the autumn is approaching and the kids are getting ready to go back to school in the next couple of weeks. We are fast approaching the final quarter of the year - a perfect time to revisit your goals and very often, there's enough time left in the year for you to achieve your goals. Business, personal, or both, there's still time to make a difference and make this a winning year.
It's probably a good time to check back in with some of your personal or professional goals, remember? Those things you promised yourself you'd use to get you to that next step in your personal, professional or business life. You probably went so far as creating smart goals, making sure you took care of each step in the SMART goal process. This Derek Sivers TedTalk suggests you should keep those goals to yourself.
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!