One topic written about a lot in the area of business personal development is that of GOALS. The reason for this is simple: having goals is essential if you want to achieve success intentionally in your life.
For the business owner, goals are what keep us focused and on target. Not only should you be setting goals for your business but also reviewing them frequently. Sometimes it helps to approach the subject in a fresh way. Here’s a way for you to do just this.
I came across “The Ten Goal Method” recently in a teaching by personal development guru, Brian Tracy. He points out that this method works like magic if you follow the steps below exactly.
On a sheet of paper, write a list of ten goals. They must be written in the following way: Start the goal with “I” because the goal is yours and personal. You must own it from the start.
Next add an action verb; words that express an action associated with you.
Write it in the present tense as if you have already achieved it and keep it short, snappy and positive.
Lastly include a due date.
Some examples might be: “I generate ten leads a day by the end of March” and ” I write a blog post three times a week by March 20th.
Now apply the magic wand exercise. If you could wave a magic wand and have only one goal on your list of ten come true within 24 hours, which would it be? Go back and underline the goal you have chosen.
Write your chosen goal at top of a new sheet of paper including the due date. This will become your major definite purpose.
Underneath write all the actions you can think of to achieve that goal. Next organize the list by sequence and priority and then do something everyday from that list.
Keep the original list of goals somewhere safe but your focus goal must be what you think about all day, every day. You will be amazed just how successful you can be using this method and there is every chance you will achieve at least eight of the ten goals on your list. More importantly, when you achieve your focus goal you will know for definite that you can achieve any goal.
The great Confucius said, “A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.” Writing goals is what will help you to know what step to take first.
Brian Tracy also says that if he could only convey one thought that would help you to be more successful, he would tell you to “write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.”Now you have a simple but effective way to do this. Will you take action?
I ‘d love to know more about your experiences with goals and if you have any questions you’d like answered so please leave me a comment at the end of this post.
Remember my goal is helping you achieve yours!
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