• Why is Goal-Setting Important?

    Posted on September 28, 2011 by in Business Consulting, Performance Management, Strategic Planning

    Goal-setting is not a new science or art. Goal setting is a common strategy used by top-calibre athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen and all types of achievers in all the different fields. Setting business goals give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you set focus on what is really key to your business. This helps you to plan and organize your resources and time so that you can get the best out of your life and your business.

    Setting clearly defined short term and long term goals will enable you to measure your progress and achieve personal satisfaction once you have successfully met your goals. Charting your progress will also enable you to actually see the stages of completion leading to the actual realization of your goals. This eliminates the feeling of a long and pointless grind towards achieving your goal. Your self-confidence and level of competence will also improve as you will be more aware of your capabilities as you complete or achieve your business goals.

    Goal setting will involve deciding what you really want to do and what short term and long term goals you need to achieve it. Then you have to break down these goals into the smaller and manageable targets that you must complete in order to achieving your business success. Once you have your list of targets to achieve, waste no time in tackling your goals.

    A good way to have a manageable list is to have a daily and weekly set of goals. By doing this you will be always in the position of going towards your goals. Everyday will be an opportunity for you to fulfill a certain goal giving you the feeling of accomplishment.

    Here are some pointers that should be taken into consideration in setting goals and achieving them.

    Attitude plays a very big role in setting and achieving your business goals. You must ask yourself whether you have the right mindset or state of mind towards completing your simplest goals? What about your behaviour? Is there any part of your behavior that is a hindrance which would put your plans into disarray? If you do have problems in these areas then the immediate thing to do is to address this problem. Solutions may include a getting a business coach to help you.

    Continual self improvement is also important in achieving your goals. If your goals require you to have a certain kind of knowledge or certain specialization or demand a certain skill to be developed, make plans in getting the appropriate education.

    To start achieving your business goals, set a 5 year plan, then break it down to 1 year plans, then 6 month plans then monthly plans, then weekly, then daily.

    Then create a things-to-do list for the day.

    Always review your plans and prepare for contingencies.

    Goal setting should not be so difficult once you get to be familiar with them. It is important that you master it so that you can achieve good success with your business plan.

4 Responsesso far.

  1. Levitra says:

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    • Jorge says:

      I have a business that is less than a year old so I ereosfe this to be a year of great gains and challenges.My business goals are:To steadily build a monthly revenue that can fully support both myself and my partner.To establish our business as the go to for art marketing advice in our local area.To build our seminars and events to the point of being able to support a two-day marketing workshop.To achieve all this we are creating strategies to build our online presence, networking with local art organizations, holding seminars and events to share our knowledge, and generally making ourselves a visible part of the community.We face the challenge of being able to get our brand and message out to enough of our target market, providing the types of services that are most needed and wanted, and growing the business at a pace that we can sustain but also support our goals.All in all I look forward to the challenges and triumphs in the year ahead.

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