No matter where you turn, you will consistently hear the word GOALS. Why are the benefits important to your business success? First, let's take a look at what a goal is. A goal is something that you envision that will lead to an end or desired result. Usually goals point towards an achievement, development or objective. You could also liken a goal to a purpose, which will give you the desired end. Word of caution is needed here, when setting a goal, it is vital that you set a time frame for achieving the goal.
When you set goals, you are allowing yourself time and opportunity to work towards your own objectives. This means that the goal you set for yourself should reflect your core values and should reflect what it is that you want to achieve. Goals are not for what others want for you, but what you want for yourself. Think about the things that are important to you. What are you interested in? Have you ever wanted to learn a new language or skill? Have you thought about going back to school? These are just a few suggestions to help you narrow in on what interests you. Once you have determined that, it will make it easier for you to establish a goal designed to meet your objective.
It is often stated that once you establish your goals, either short or long term, that the goals set should be "specific, measurable and attainable." Goals should also be realistic! An example of an unrealistic goal would be wanting to lose 100 pounds in three months. While it is possible to lose 100 pounds, this goal is not realistic because of its established time frame. Again, I must specify that your goals be: Realistic, Specific, Measurable and Attainable.
Also noteworthy is that when considering your goals, make sure they are positive. Here is where affirmations come to play. Using an affirmation like "I Will" focuses on the positive of what you are doing in order to obtain your goal. Once your goals have been established, take it one step at a time. See where you want to be, and then take the needed steps to get you there. All it takes is a little bit of something each and every day. While your goals should be realistic, I want to encourage you to raise the bar and think ambitiously. And if, and I say if lightly, you do not meet your goal, any lessons learned along the way will only help to benefit you.
Source by Shalonda Jones