The right way to setting and achieving your goals

Every so often we need to take a step back to reflect on our business and plan new goals for moving to the future.

When reflecting on the past, please remember to not focus on what you haven’t done but be proud of all the things you have achieved.  You want to start planning your new goals with positivity and motivation, not feeling down and deflated.

People set their goals differently, depending on their current situation, resources, physical capacity and other factors. You can, however, follow some guidelines to make sure that your goals are credible and possible.

When setting new goals, remember a few basics:

Setting and achieving goals

Be Specific.

General descriptions usually do not have boundaries, so you always leave room for mistakes and compromise. If you want results that you can be proud of, be specific.  Include amounts, dates and everything else needed to train your mind to start working towards that goal.

Be Measurable.

Goals need to be measurable so that you can gauge how well you are doing and know when you have achieved them.  Include measurable details such as the number of hours you want to work, the amount you want to earn etc.

Be Attainable and Realistic

Whilst it is great to have dreams and high ambitions, only set them if you truly believe you can achieve them.  Particularly with short-term goals, if in your heart you believe they are too high to reach, your enthusiasm for trying to attain them will be dampened.  Set objectives you truly believe you can reach within a given amount of time with the resources and capabilities you have. Setting a goal to double your income overnight is unrealistic, but setting the goal to achieve this over 12 months may be achievable.

Be Time-Bound

Set deadlines to achieve your goals or else you’re never going to finish anything. Stay specific when setting timelines and schedules. For example, indicate things like “To achieve 1000 subscribers to my mailing list by 30th April 2016.  Setting the exact time and date will spur you to start working on your goals, instead of putting it off for another available time. Some goals can take years to accomplish so it is wiser to break these down into smaller objectives, still complete with deadlines. You can finish everything in a sequence to finally reach the biggest one.

Follow this method for setting goals and achieving them.  Whatever goals you set, I wish you all the very best and do let me know what your goals are in the comments below.