In five, ten or fifteen years time, what do hope to be doing with your life? What do you see yourself doing? Where will you be living? How will you be earning your living? How much money do you expect to be making? Or more importantly, how would you like your life to be like?
Now take a look into the past. Look back five years ago. Is where you are now where you thought you would be five years ago? Are you where you wanted to be? If you’re on track, congratulations. You’ve probably set goals and taken the required steps to get to where you wanted to be now. On the other hand, if life hasn’t turned out the way you dreamed or hoped it would so far, all is not lost.
The secret to success is not only setting goals, but setting the right goals. It may be impossible to know exactly what life is going to be like in the future, which is why goals need to be flexible, but if you have an idea of how you want your life to be like in the future, you will have a better chance of achieving it. This applies to your personal life as well as your business.
Goals Aren’t Enough
It’s not enough to just set goals like “I want to be rich” and “own my own place.” Whilst these are worthy goals, they’re not specific enough. What needs do you want met in the future? When you dream of being rich, how rich is that? Is that Donald Trump rich? Or is it rich enough to never have to worry about paying bills and meeting the mortgage and putting your children through college? And as for owning your own place, is that an apartment in a swanky inner city suburb, or is it a house in the suburbs? Is it of mansion proportions? Or are you dreaming of something homely and modest?
You need to know exactly what you want so you can take the right steps now toward reaching those specific goals. This is even more crucial when setting goals for your business. You need something specific to aim for. A goal like Continue Reading