Let’s face it, it’s a goal to set a goal; and the new year is almost here!
We know it’s daunting to track goals and stick to a plan. Why? Because it’s work.
We also know, and this is very important, having a goal and not meeting it could generate feelings of failure and/or rejection. This could set us back and cause resistance to maintain momentum.
If you think about it…what’s the resistance to setting a goal?
Goals present opportunities, and creating opportunities could mean income to your business. That is….IF building your business is a GOAL!?
Goals are INSPIRING.
There are many different activities that make up your role in your business. There are things you love to do and things that are for the greater good of the business that may not be your favorite part of your day/week/month/year.
Schedule tasks, make a contest with yourself or team members, and reward yourself when finished with a task. Something, anything that will motivate you to want to work on those tasks/activities that will help accomplish the goal.
Let’s embrace what we do and not be afraid of it.
Goals build CONFIDENCE.
Now that we’re motivated and working on tasks that inspire us, this will build confidence.
When we’re inspired, we FOCUS on the task at hand. And this will help us work smarter to achieve a goal.
Confidence propels us to be the best that we can be…and maybe even have a little fun while doing it.
Goals are CHALLENGING.
This is where it gets fun. We’re inspired and that builds confidence.
How about building in a little challenge. We call this getting out of our comfort zone. Competition builds character.
Think of a triathlete. They track their activity and their time to know how they can train to be faster and stronger.
Goals keep us ACCOUNTABLE.
The movie A FEW GOOD MEN includes one of the most memorable movies lines in movie history.
Jack Nicholson’s character Colonel Jessup, when pressed for the truth, bellows: “You can’t handle the truth!”
I say that you can handle the truth. Tracking your activity will cause reason to celebrate when you achieve the goal. That, or help to pivot and/or redirect our focus so we’re working to our strengths.
Have you considered an accountability partner? Some people, and I am one of them, need external forces to stay on track. Whether it’s a weekly call or you’re checking in on a private Facebook page, knowing you have to divulge your activity or divulge the lack of activity, may motivate you to have something awesome to report.
Set those goals; you can handle it!