How to Set Business Goals
The importance of learning how to set business goals cannot be underestimated.
I’m sure you can think of at least one time in your life when you resolved to do something, and there was a feeling in the pit of your stomach that felt like NOTHING was going to keep you from this thing. You had absolute knowing within yourself that the goal you set would be accomplished, and so it was. You probably didn’t talk a whole lot about it, and you may have just kept it to yourself, and just made it happen. That same resolve is necessary for success in your business.
Learning how to set business goals effectively
consists of five elements
- Have a vision
The first step in setting your business goals is having “Vision”. What do you want to create? This is a far cry from “I want to lose weight, or make some extra money”. Dig deep and discover what you really want to create in your life.
- Make your vision compelling
The thought of your vision should pull you to it with eagerness and excitement. It should wake you up in the middle of the night, and have you up early in the morning pondering it all day. Without this type of eagerness and excitement your ability to set your business goals will be greatly challenged.
- Have a strong “why”.
You will encounter setbacks and if your “why” is strong, you will follow through during the tough times. That “why” will push you to do whatever it takes to learn how to set goals for your business. You will press through to the other side to get to your vision and stay focused on the goals you have set.
- Review it and feel it everyday. Imagine It!
When you future pace (see into the future as if it has already happened) and imagine how it will feel once your vision is manifested, then you are connecting to the energy of your vision. This process helps bring your vision to fruition faster. Get in the habit of imagining your vision just as you want it to be. What does it look like and feel like?
Having this level of connection to your vision as you learn how to set business goals is paramount.
As humans, we thrive in progress and contribution. We feel good about ourselves when we progress; and when we contribute to a cause it builds confidence.
- Follow the example of the masters
If you want to know how to set business goals that are attainable, do what the masters are doing. There are tons of examples of successful business owners available everywhere you look. None of them have achieved this success without learning how to set business goals. At one time they were like everyone else, but they didn’t stop until they found a blueprint that worked.
Many people believe that it takes will power to achieve a goal, but will power does not last. However, habits do. It takes about 30 days before a consistent activity, if done every day becomes a habit. Give yourself 30 days of doing a ritual that will contribute to achieving one of your business goals. For example, if your goal is to generate 10 leads a day, set aside a certain amount of time in your day using one marketing strategy to do the things necessary to get those leads. Whatever you decide works best for you, commit to yourself to do it everyday for 30 days. I guarantee at the end of the 30 days, your ritual will have become a habit that you will more than likely continue.