On Feb 3, 2012
Do you regularly achieve the business goals you set?
If you do then Great! You are among the Highly Successful minority.
If you do not regularly achieve your business goals then this Thought Post provides some ideas that will help you if you take heed and then take Action.
Write down your goals.
Every business guru will tell you that. Business gurus have been telling business leaders that for at least 100 years. For at least 50 years, reputable scientific studies confirm it is sound advice....when you write down your goals you increase the likelihood you will achieve them.
Yet, most people do not write down their goals. And, based on what we have seen during our interviews of 400 businesses, very few people - I mean, very few people - write down goals in a manner that maximizes the likelihood of achieving the desired future results.
The method for setting MAXIMIZER GOALS is simple. And, it really isn't that time-consuming. Yet, for a number of reasons, people avoid it. It boils down to a matter of discipline.
We are living through a business era where discipline is being tested to its limits...and, more often than not, discipline is failing the test.
Inject some discipline into your business processes.
Inject some goal-setting discipline.
There are simple tools for goal setting. Spirited Leaders offers a number of free tools. Here are links to a couple of our 1-Page Tools: SMART Goals and SMARTACRE Goals.
Here's a link to Brian Tracy's 2010 book - GOALS! In this book he provides his thoughts about
"7 Keys to Goal Setting:
- Goals must be clear, specific, detailed, and written down
- Goals must be measurable and objective
- Goals must be time bounded
- Goals must be challenging
- Goals must be congruent with your values and in harmony with each other
- Goals must be balanced
- You must have a definite purpose for your life"