The Art Of Goal Setting

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Most of us have a long list of goals that we set for ourselves every year, especially in our business adventures. However, most of us don’t quite know how to go about setting goals in such a way that we can actually reach them, before we know it the goal is upon us and gone without being met. Below are some helpful suggestions that I recently read on that discuss how you can set goals in a way that are actually reachable for you and your business.

Start with a long horizon. One reason Accidental Entrepreneurs get confused by too many options is that they think in terms of short term goals. This makes you vulnerable to Bright Shiny Objects that can be accomplished in a short amount of time.

Along your path to your goals that you have set at say 3 years or even 5 years, stop along the way every now and then and ask yourself how you are doing in reaching those goals. What are your next steps to ensure you reach them, what more can you do or put into action in order to make sure you reach your goals on time.

Rather than making a long list of everything that is needed in order to reach your goals on time, think of the 3 main things that you can do within say a year or even 6 months that will help you reach your goal. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Yes we have suggested taking your time in reaching your goals, but there is absolutely no reason why you can’t reach them earlier then what you have set in motion if you so choose. If you find yourself only a step or two away from reaching your goal early and you want to go ahead and finish it up, by all means…nail that goal down and celebrate!

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