The New Year is here and with it comes fresh initiatives, new business resolutions, and innovative goals geared to take your business to the next level. Yet sometimes these goals are uninspiring in a way that doesn’t empower the company to press for even greater heights. Fear, the lack of knowledge, or sheer excuses blaming the economy can keep highly capable organizations from accomplishing amazing things…staying well below or within their potential.
When setting your goals for the New Year, commit to thinking bigger! Consider ideas that will require pushing past comfort zones yet excite your company to stretch beyond the norm. Below are three tips to help you create goals that will do just that while staying in alignment with your business objectives.
#1 Be clear on the direction of your business
Having clarity on the vision and mission of your company is perhaps the most important step in goal setting. It sets the course for everything you want to achieve in your business. This information then helps to create quantifiable targets to aim for this year.
Know where you want to go so smaller goals can be created to achieve the big-picture goal.
#2 Set specific, measurable goals
Once you are clear on your overall objective for the year, as mentioned, it’s time to break it down into small chunks and create a practical plan that shows how you will bring in your desired numbers. Be specific on what you want to achieve by each deadline. Setting quarterly deadlines that can be broken down into monthly goals, then weekly. This will better position you to excel in your goals than without having this guideline.
#3 Being committed
Goal setting and goal achievement generate two separate results. One is planning, the other is result-based. Plan your work, then work your plan. Get your team and company involved, sharing how these accomplishments will benefit the entire office. Rewarding yourselves along the way is a great way to stay motivated, especially during the challenging times.
The key is to create inspiring goals that motivate your business to dream bigger. The beauty is that even if you fail miserably, you have set a tone with your employees that you are not afraid to go for gold, encouraging them to take on this same attitude in their work and personal lives. What an incredible impact!
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