Goal Setting - Worth the investment?
As this year is coming to an end, now is the perfect time to start setting your goals for the new year. But how do you do it effectively? A lot of people will write the goals down and add a due date and hope that they will be achieved, but this rarely works.
There are a few simple rules to make sure you achieve the goals you set for yourself and your business.
1. Make it SMARTER
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Achievable
R - Relevant
T - Time bound
E - Evaluative
R - Revisable
2. Write it down
Write your goals down, be specific. And be sure it is somewhere you can view at all times. Some people prefer to have them printed and stuck on the wall, while others prefer to keep in a notebook. Do what works for you
3. Break it down
With each goal, write down each step to achieve said goal and add due dates for each steps. Breaking down the goals makes the goal so much more attainable and manageable.
4. Hold yourself Accountable
Keep the focus on the goals, if you set a due date, check in and make sure you are hitting each step. It can also help if you have an accountability partner, someone you share your goals/plans with that they can check in with you also.
5. Reward Yourself
Every little step you take is getting you closer to achieving your goals so be sure to reward yourself, even if it is just a little reward. Positive reinforcement will help motivate you to keep going!
6. Develop Systems and Habits
As you go through your steps, try developing systems to help you achieve your goals easier next time. Reflect and readjust each time.
Now go get it, make 2019 your year!