When the New Year comes, everyone has resolutions they want to complete…but few have the plans to make those resolutions happen. In your personal life that can be a disappointment, but in your professional life, failure to plan is really a plan to fail.
Now they are many ways to turn those resolutions and dreams into reality, but if you’re just fumbling in the dark hoping to do better, it won’t happen. You’ve got to figure out what you want to do… and what the steps are that will allow you to get there.
Goal setting is vital in both business and life, but to achieve your goals, it helps if you are using the principle of SMART Goals.
The benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Time-framed goals (SMART goals) have been touted for a long time…because they work.
Too often people create goals that are either too big or too small. SMART goals help to alleviate that issue. In fact, there are many reasons why a person fails to achieve set goal and New Year’s resolutions are typical examples.
New Year’s resolutions fail because it’s not easy to suddenly change eating habits and an exercise regimen just because the calendar changes.
When done correctly, goal setting is a powerful process – one that turns vision into achievable, actionable things. So take the time to create SMART goals around your New Year’s resolutions and business plans… and see just how much easier it is to achieve what you might have thought of as impossible before.