I am a goal setter. I like to sit for a couple hours sometime in December (okay, it usually ends up being January) and plan what I am going to work on for the year. It is a great way to reflect on what I have done in the past year and focus on what’s ahead.
A few years ago, I stumbled upon a copy of the book, Best Year Yet and started using it to set my goals and intentions for the year. I love the question format that Jinny Ditzler has set up and now they have a website to move through the process. I probably should get a check from Jinny Ditzler with all the copies of the book I have passed along to friends (just kidding…kind of).
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting and achieving goals. -Og Mandino
Now, you may be wondering why I am writing about this in March. It’s Q1 check-in time! Both your personal and business goals need to be reviewed and updated. Make it a priority. This is important, you know the saying- what you focus on, you achieve.
I may not be perfect but I like being able to see how I am doing. Failing holds me accountable to improve next month/quarter.
Now, maybe you have not set goals yet. That’s okay. Start today, or this weekend. Take a chunk of time and write out SMART goals. No, I am not going to explain SMART goals because it will make me tired and you can #GTS (google that sh*t). Break your big goals down into weekly or monthly smaller goals to make it less daunting. Do it. Focus. Achieve.