To be successful in your business and in life, you need to have goals. If you have created goals every year and seem to miss the mark, it may not be you or the economy. It could be in how you are crafting them! In the past I have set lofty goals and then wondered why they never came to fruition. You may have done it too. I’ve also set goals for myself that were entirely too easy and I’ve blown through them in the first month. Deep down, sometimes I know that we can set goals like that for ourselves just to say that you accomplished something. You and I both know that won’t get you anywhere fast.
Setting goals is something that we need to do. If your goal is to make $8,000/ month and you are only at $2,000 and you want to do that in your first quarter, it’s not impossible, but it’s not probable. A great thing to do is create goals that you can build towards in a step-by-step manner. Reaching that goal by the end of the year with a lot of work, yes. Reaching it in a few months… well… you may be disappointed.
As I have mentioned previously, one thing that I do is become part of Chalene Johnson’s 30 day PUSH Challenge. It’s free and a great way to start your year. With her system, you can definitely get to where you need to be. The whole point is that you need to do it. You can sign up for the PUSH Challenge here.
Another thing I do is create stretch goals. These are different than my regular goals because I really have to stretch myself to hit them. They are not entirely out of my grasp, but if I pass the goal, this makes me keep reaching.
Don’t forget to make plans to reward yourself too. You’ve got to have some fun after all of your hard work! Reward yourself with some relaxation, something nice for yourself or whatever applies to what you’ve accomplished. I’d love to hear your ideas on what you will use as a motivation for you to push further this year!
Heather Santo is proudly a Certified Virtual Assistant with over 15 years of customer service experience via face-to face, telephone and internet. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting.
She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently.
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