We all set personal and business goals at some point in time, but how often are these goals turned into reality? Here are a few tips on ways that you can help turn your goals into reality.
By writing down your goals you have more chance of achieving them. A good place to start is with some personal goals. Do you want to head to the gym four times per week or take a holiday every three months? Perhaps you want to be home by 6:30pm each day or you want to schedule in some professional development training. What business goals would you like to achieve? To purchase that new piece of machinery to achieve greater efficiencies or aim to hire some extra employees to help meet demands.
Some goals could be set as “not-negotiable”. That means no matter what, you will aim to achieve them. An example of this is heading to the gym four times a week. Schedule your gym sessions in your diary and aim to stick to it. Yes, it is easier said than done and there are usually a million other things to take into consideration, but if you aim to make it a “not-negotiable”, chances are you will try and make it happen.
Your mindset and your attitude can play a large part in ensuring that your goals are met. Just as important is setting SMART goals. This means goals that are:
If you set unrealistic goals that cannot be measured or obtained, you are setting yourself up for failure from the outset. This in turn will affect your mindset and your attitude. Also, decide how often you are going to review your goals to ensure you are on the right track to achieving them.
Why not give us a call to see how our business advisory services can help you set some realistic goals for your business as well as keeping you accountable to achieve them.