We are more than halfway through the year and I decided it was a good time to take a look at my goals that I had set at the beginning of the year and see how I am doing. I had two problems that I immediately saw. The first being that I have not been looking at my goals on a regular and consistent basis. That was something I had said I was going to do, and I have not done. I see myself currently not being in a position to meet those goals by the deadline that I had set for myself. I had told myself I would look at those goals daily and I believe that lasted a whole month. So much for doing something for 30 days and it is yours huh?
Ten Rules in Goal Setting
You will be defining yourself by the decisions you make and the direction of your life as you set your goals. Click to Tweet
If your goals are too easy to obtain, you will not work as hard and your course of work at home will be lax. Yet if your goals are too far fetched, you will putting undue stress upon yourself as you work towards goals that are not obtainable.
It is best to choose a goal that will challenge you out of your usual box so as to be challenged. Click to Tweet
Write Down Goals
Be specific and have a real and measurable deadline. Read those goals on a regular basis. Click to Tweet
Your written goals can be a catalyst, sending you on your way to achievement. They can transpire you! Click to Tweet
The moment you become focused on a goal, it becomes a magnet, pulling you, your resources and your abilities towards that goal. Click to Tweet
If you can, looking at that goal everyday can help. I recently added a sticky note to my keyboard area of my computer to remind me several times a day of that goal. Use what you can to help you. You set those goals, stay focused on them! Click to Tweet
Good planning will allow you to orchestrate all those steps to achieving those goals. Click to Tweet
You are the conductor of the course, make sure that all the steps are in tune! What has helped me is to pick several goals for the year. I then put goal dates on those goals. From there I break things down to a weekly and if need be a daily plan. When I wrote my book on Social Media Images you can use today, I started with chapters. I then determined how many pictures with quotes needed to be within each category or chapter. I set several weeks with smaller goals to enable me to learn about PayPal, Covers for Ebooks and how to actually deliver the book. I DID NOT ALLOW TIME FOR PROBLEMS!! Cick to Tweet
My goal was to deliver something of high value for the person in Social Media and I wanted over 400 images. The problem I encountered was that my file was too large. I tried breaking it down, only to discover I had to send out 24 emails when someone purchased the book. I am sure you understand why I found that unacceptable. I did finally discover a solution, but my release was 3 days late because of that problem.
Surround yourself with good people. By good people I am talking about people that have a solid background for success and will be able to help you with the experiences you are having along the way. Click to Tweet
If you are in an MLM, you should have a mentor to ensure your success. If you are not comfortable with your enroller/mentor, speak to another person in leadership on your team. If you are not in an MLM, then see if someone in your organization will help. If you are truly in your own business with no one over you, please contact me and I will be very happy to assist you for free even depending upon the level of coaching you will need.
Failure, as funny as it may seem, especially when you are in the middle of it,failure actually has an ulterior motive. It makes us stop long enough to learn, look at what it is we are doing, humble us, help us analyze what we have done and how it is working. Click to Tweet
Use failure to re-launch and help you to be better prepared for success. Click to Tweet
This has to be purposeful action. A good goal will get you to the door of success, but action is what is going to open that door for you. Click to Tweet
Inspect Your Expectations
Paying attention to your goals will increase your productivity. If you stop and inspect your expectations against the measurable progress you are making, you will be able to better adjust those things that you are doing, to improve, add to, or speed up in order to help you meet those goals. Click to Tweet
One more added thought, if you are feeling overwhelmed by your goal, but yet you know it is not unrealistic, then break it down to a more measurable and attainable goal. If your goal is attainable, DO NOT compromise that goal just because you are not willing to work as hard! Click to Tweet
Once you achieve your goal, reward yourself. Click to Tweet
When you are working from home, for yourself, it is good to reward yourself. You know you deserve it, and meeting a goal definitely falls into that category. Take others with you and go out for dinner and tell them what you achieved and why you are celebrating. You can purchase that something special you have been looking at for a while.
These rewards are meant to be reminders to yourself that you are achieving those goals. Click to Tweet
The reward will also make a stronger commitment to your goal commitments if you know you are going to reward yourself. Click to Tweet
Maintain a Commitment to your Commitment
This helps you with your personal integrity. Personal integrity is about setting a goal and your promise to yourself to achieve it! Click to Tweet
Embrace these 10 rules of goal setting and witness the powerful transition in you life!!
“With out goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination” Og Mandino Click to Tweet
What would you add to my list of “Rules” for goal setting? How is your progress coming along with your 2015 goals? Please comment below and let me know.
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