Vincent Van Gogh got it right when he said “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” And that’s all goals are – a series of steps or outcomes you need to accomplish over time to achieve great things!
Goals provide focus, direction and movement. They act as milestones along the way to help you measure progress. As a result, experts will tell you to apply the SMART principle: make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-framed.
Great advice especially the one on relevance. How do your goals fit with your vision or purpose – the bigger picture? Will they help you create a better life or business?
Goals Create Balance In Life & Business
For a balanced life, your personal goals should cover important areas of your life such as financial, career, education, family, relationships, spiritual, health, social, cultural and/or community. Pick a few that are important to you and decide what you will DO to improve those areas.
The same applies with your business. You need balance to create a business that works FOR you. So your business goals should include all the core areas that help to drive success: products and services, revenue, operations and systems, people, finance – and personal development. It will put you on the path to building the business YOU want – one supports the lifestyle you want.
So, now it’s your turn. Take a look at the goals you set and make sure they are relevant and balanced.
If you haven’t put your goals in writing, now is a good time to begin. For each area of your life and business, start by answering these three questions:
- WHAT do I want – HOW MUCH, BY WHEN? In other words, what does the expected outcome or result look like and when will it be accomplished or completed.
- WHY is it important to me? This is the motivator behind your goals. For example, higher income provides the means to something you want to be, do or have. Working fewer hours may give you more time to pursue other activities. If you want to achieve more goals, build in some powerful motivators.
- HOW do you plan to achieve it? What do you have to DO in order to achieve your goal? This is the action or doing part. Remember, goals without actions are nothing more than dreams or wishes!
If you want to accomplish more this year, make the commitment to take action and share your goals with someone — an accountability partner! According to Bob Proctor, “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results”.
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