It’s that time of the year! Lets set your goals and get into action creating your IDEAL life!
What are your top three goals you want to achieve in your business next year?
Make sure your goals follow the SMART Method.
Specific – A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.
Measurable – measurable goal gives you a way to recognize it’s completion. Get in shape is relative. Be wearing a size 6 is specific and measurable.
Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them. When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.
Realistic – To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress. A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love.
Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways to know if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in the past or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal.
Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to be in a size 6, when do you want to be wearing it? “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a time frame, “by May 1st”, then you’ve set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.
Run each of your goals through the SMART Method. Enjoy!