|You can’t score a slam dunk
if you don’t know your goal.
We’re coming up on the halfway point in the year. How are you doing? Great? Not so good? Or can’t tell, because you don’t have usable goals?
Goals are the basis of all your plans.
You have to get good at goal setting and achieving. Here are the four steps you must do, over and over:
- Where are you now? Be honest.
- Where do you want to be? Set your goals.
- Plan backwards, step by step. Look at the intermediate steps to lead you there.
- Find the steps you can take tomorrow. Take action immediately! As soon as possible! There is always something you can do now to move you forward.
Right now, schedule time away from your business and unplugged. 1 hour minimum. 1 full day is better. Use that time to do this review.
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Dave Kemick says
We’ve been going through the process of evaluating where we stand and where we want to be in 6 months, a year and 5 years. I have to say that the hardest part is starting! Once you get the ball rolling, especially if you have a team you can depend on, things get a lot easier. Like you mentioned in the post it’s important to set smaller goals you can accomplish in the short term to make progress to your ultimate goal – you’ll be getting something done to reach your destination and all of those smaller steps add up in a big way! Thanks for the post.
Becky McCray says
Dave, thanks for sharing your experience. Those smaller goals are precisely what makes it easier to get started. So if setting a small goal to do a review (any review) will get you started, do it!