Table Of Contents
Section 1. Why Set Goals – Do Goals Matter?
Section 2. How to Set Great Goals.
Section 3. The Biggest Goal-Setting Mistakes and How to Overcome Them.
Section 4. Step by Step: Measuring Your Progress.
Section 5. When to Adapt and Change Your Goals.
Section 6. Surefire Strategies to Achieve Your Goals.
Section 7. Tried-and-True Methods to Stay Focused.
Section 8. Using Technology to Support Your Goals.
Section 9. What To Do if You “Fail?”
Section 10. When to Give Up on Your Goals.
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A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Whether you’re a wannabe entrepreneur who is ready to take the plunge and start your own business, or you’ve been around the professional block a time or two already, there’s one critical factor to your success that needs constant tending and updating. And that’s your goals.
Everyone from Donald Trump to the eight-year-old with a lemonade stand has dreams and wishes. But until you put a timeline, milestones and measurements to your dream, you’ve got nothing – at least, nothing of value. Sure, a dream is a nice story to think about when you’re falling asleep at night, but dreams don’t get you bank loans, employees, or customers.
I put this special report together because I see too many business people of all levels getting stuck – not because they don’t have good ideas; not because they lack motivation or smarts; not because they’re won’t roll up their sleeves, but because they simply don’t have good, smart goals. They haven’t set goals and designed strategies that will help them get from where they are today to where they’re dreaming about being tomorrow. Often, the only difference between those who make it happen and those who don’t make it happen is a person’s willingness to set their goals. Period.
You wouldn’t hire a contractor who didn’t have a blueprint for your house. You wouldn’t get on a plane with a pilot who didn’t have an accurate navigational plan to where he was taking you. And you wouldn’t want a barber who didn’t know what your hair was supposed to look like when he was done cutting it. So why would you try to move forward in your business without concrete goals?
If you’ve never set specific goals before, or you’ve had trouble defining your goals in the past, never fear. Through this report, I’ll teach you:
1. why goals are important
2. what makes a good goal
3. how to keep on track, and
4. when to give up the ship.
Now, let’s get going…
Why Set Goals – Do Goals Matter?
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Do goals matter? OF COURSE goals matter! That’s the easy answer, but you didn’t come here for the easy answer. You came here for a detailed step-by-step working strategy for setting and achieving your goals. So, let’s look at specific reasons why goals matter.
Imagine you’ve been hired by NASA to get an astronaut into space. Now, “space” is an awfully big place. It might be a little more helpful if you had a tad more information about where exactly this astronaut was headed. The moon? An orbit around the earth? The space station? Without this data, you could easily spend years and millions of dollars executing a plan that misses the mark by a lot – oh, say, a few million miles.
When it comes to our businesses and personal lives, the risks may not be on quite so grand a scale, but they’re very real to us. How will you develop a marketing plan to promote your latest product if you don’t know how many you need to sell? How will you know whether you need new software for your network if you’re not sure what you’re trying to accomplish? How can you evaluate two possible courses of action if you don’t know what the end goal is?
As it’s been said in math classes since the beginning of time (almost), the straightest distance between two points is a straight line. But before you can create that line, you need the two points – a beginning (where you are now) and an end (your goal). Put simply, goals give you an endpoint. And once you have an endpoint, you can figure out how to get there – and evaluate the different plans and options before you.
Specifically, the benefits of goals include the following:
• Greater focus: Knowing your goals allows you to concentrate on your biggest priorities. When you’re aware of your top goals, you can move them to the front of the line and stop worrying about the little things.
• Efficient allocation of resources: When you know what you’re aiming for, you are less likely to waste time, money, or effort.
• Ability to measure progress: Goals make it easy to know if you’re on the right path or not. You can easily measure your progress and determine how far off – or on – track you are. That’s invaluable for making changes and adjustments along the way.
• Lower stress: Stress and anxiety often result from not knowing what you’re supposed to be doing or where you should be concentrating your efforts. Goals lead to clarity of purpose, which leads to lower stress.
• Feelings of accomplishment: If you don’t know where you’re headed, you never know when you get there, and if you never know if you’ve arrived, you can never celebrate your success! Setting goals first allows you to know when you’ve done what you intended to do.
Now that you know why goals are important, let’s talk about some of the biggest goal-setting mistakes people make.Other Details
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