This is day four of the 30 day blog series on How to Grow Your Business in 30 days or Less.
In day three we talked about making your future reality, and we looked at personal vision statement.
Today as part of making the future reality we will be looking at – Goal Setting For Massive Success
Goal setting is not a new concept, yet difficult for a lot of people, some people have even given themselves a middle name – Procrastinators because they are unable to set goals and keep to it.
The funny thing about this is, we set goals daily and keep them, in our everyday lives we are made to set goals directly or indirectly and we achieve them – we set goals like going shopping, paying our bills, taking the kids to school, visiting the dentist or GP, going to the pub. You may say but these are our daily activities not goals? Yes but you set your heart to do these daily activities, even though some maybe discomforting , you do not miss them. Some people will go to the pub at a certain time each day and have never missed it in 5 years or more. This is commitment to a cause- Drinking.
Setting goals for a big project or a change in your life is the same way, you must commit to seeing this change happen whether pleasant or not.
I believe that every area of your life must have goals set in order to achieve massive success; if you want to move from the majority to the minority then your life has to have structure. If you want to be classified as the masses then that’s what you would be, if you want to stand out from the crowd and be a winner then every area of your life must be structured to fit in to your desire for your life.
Before we go on to set our goals I have a chart for you, this chart is to help discover what areas of your life need more attention. If you know this, then it is easy setting your goals around that particular area of your life. In this chart I have put down the basic area of our individual lives, you can change them to what your own life it made up of.
How you use the chart:
Take out a few minutes and critically search yourself do this in a quiet space no distraction, rate each area of your life 0= means not good at all 10 = means it can’t be any better, I love it. Draw an arc at the number of each area (you can also write the number if you wish)
It is advisable to do this regularly, not every day but quarterly or twice in a year. Be honest to yourself; remember it is your life.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
~ Stephen A. Brennan
After you have rated the areas of your life, it’s time to set out goals to improve each area. Decide what you want to do, ask yourself why it is important and if it fits with your values. How much do you really want to achieve more satisfaction with this particular area?
Basically the chart above shows mainly areas of your personal life, I am an advocate of the fact that your personal life affects your business life.
The chart above can also be used in your business as well, all you have to do is replace the personal areas with the different areas in your business for instance
You must have heard about the SMART Goals, I am giving a little take on this not going to over emphasize on this because you can get a lot of information about writing your goals in the SMART way on the internet. I recommend you do some more research on this as it will help you. Here is my take on the SMART Goals.
- S – Specific – What do I want to accomplish? Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
I have learned in life you have to know the details as much as you can, it is the first step to attracting your desire. You need to be as precise as possible.
- M – Measurable – How would you know that this goal has been achieved, can you measure the outcome of your goal, is it visible. Do not write a goal that is vague, what would be the proof of achievement?
- A – Attainable – Is your goal reachable, write goals that are reachable not too easy to achieve and not too high to reach, something that stretches you and would give you some excitement when you have attained it. You are allowed to feel overwhelmed sometimes as long as you do not give up.
- R – Relevant – Is your goal relevant to your bigger goal? You do not want to spend time on goals that are taking you away from your purpose in life or business. If you need more clients then you would set goals around helping you attract more prospects and closing sales. The purpose of wanting more clients is to have an increased income I want to believe, so your goal should also including various product offers for your prospects.
- T – Time-bound – Your goal should and must have a time frame, or you would probably lose interest and the excitement to achieving them. You should feel some urgency to getting it done. Put a bit of pressure on yourself.
The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.” ~ Rick Hansen
Finally I leave you with a quote by Walt Disney-
To Your massive Success
Your Transformation Business Coach