Zig Ziglar once said “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24 hours a day"
To focus our direction goals help us get going in the best direction for success.
It is important to have living achievable goals, then you will know the progress you are making. It may feel like you are going in a circle round & round if you don’t have your personal & business goals written down & in a place you can see them every day.
Each year near the end of the year I begin drafting my potential
new goals. I monitor monthly the current ones & determine any changes, adjustments, or new goals near the end of each year. Every month I track how I am progressing & apply my reward system to my goals.
Writing specific goals that are attainable which I call SMART goals is an important process. Let’s get into defining a smart goal with the acronym for SMART.
S stands for specific (simple, sensible, & significant). There is lots of info you can find on line for smart goals & up your knowledge of writing goals. By googling smart goals you will find valuable & useful info. When you write your goal don’t be general. Let’s try this for a smart goal. By writing goals I will bring in more money to my business this month. That is not specific enough.
M is for measurable. By writing this month I will do lots of follow-ups for my business & podcast. Do you think that is measurable? How many are lots of follow-ups? It is not measurable my goal is 80 follow-ups per month.
A is for achievable. When you make the goal way to big it is not sensible or achievable. By writing I will bring in $ 500,000 each month for my voice-over business. It is not achievable, yet.
R is for relevant. When i write that I will walk on the moon in 10 years. It is not relevant. It does not relate to my life or my business. If i was a multi BILLIONAIRE & i really wanted to walk on the moon then it could be relevant. I am not saying you can’t want to walk on the moon if you really want to. Being relevant is key how does the the goal relate to your life & business.
T is for time based. Writing that I will spend 15 hours per month on my JUST PROS Toastmasters club is time based.
Jim Rohn’s The Treasury of Quotes “Goals: There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”
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