Setting business goals that stick
With the new year now in full swing it is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and to start achieving the new goals you have set for the year ahead. However, setting your goals is often the easy part, its sticking to your set goals through out the year that always seems a tricky task to do. So we have set out five business goals that will help to encourage your business to complete all your goals.
SET GOALS THAT MOTIVATE YOU
Although you can never dream too big, it is important when setting your goals that they are motivating and achievable. Therefore, you should set goals that you know will align well with your business, as without a focus this can lead your business to having too many goals.
WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN
Writing your goals down sets them in stone, and acts as a gentle reminder as to what you have achieved so far. Investing in a yearly planner to write these goals down can also help in setting your business to dates and deadlines. See our previous blog post featuring 10 gorgeous planners for the new year if you are still yet to purchase one.
One creative and fun way to help your business stick to its goals is creating a visualisation board consisting of pictures of what you want for your business in the new year. This can include bigger dreams for your business and can be done through building on digital mood boards through out the year on sites such as Pinterest, or even just creating a A3 mood board that you can revisit so you do not lose motivation.
BREAK DOWN YOUR GOALS
It is often easy to always think only about how great it will be once you reach the end goal, causing us to forget the multiple steps it is actually going to take to reach the goal itself. Therefore, breaking down your goals into smaller tasks creates the main goal to become more manageable. This can be done through creating short to do lists, setting out what needs to be achieved first in order to reach the end result.
REVIEW YOUR GOALS
Lastly, make sure to make yourself time at the end of each month to review what you have achieved and what still needs to be done. Remember that goals are an on going activity and that through out the year things may alter, therefore reviewing your goals monthly allows space for any change.
Following all five of these steps will hopefully help you and your business to reach your goals. So now all there is left to do is to start and stick to it!
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