In the ABC’s of running a successful organization, G stands for Goals. It is proven that all successful people are intensely goal oriented. One of their rules of success is: It doesn’t matter where you are coming from; all that matters is where you are going.
Goals are extremely important as they give you and your organization a sense of meaning and purpose – a sense of direction. Achieving your goals is all in what you think about most in what you want and how to get it. Why, because you become what you think about most of the time.
The size, scope, and detail of the goals you choose to think about most of the time are completely up to you. To unlock and unleash your full potential, shouldn’t you then make it a habit of setting some high achievement goals that will stretch you and your team to get the juices flowing in the accomplishing of it.
The reality is that the ultimate purpose of all human action is the achievement of personal happiness. Setting goals, working towards them day by day and ultimately achieving them is the key to happiness in life.
Now knowing all this, why would someone not set goals? They could fear the failure of not achieving them – failure hurts – so they sabotage themselves by not setting them. They could think that they’re not worthy enough to accomplish them. Actually, by not setting goals you are still creating your outcome, realize though that it just might not be the outcome that you desire.
How does one set good goals? First, you must make them S.M.A.R.T. Goals. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-Oriented and Time Frame Bound. Let’s take a look at these in greater clarity…
Specific: The greater clarity you have regarding your true goals, the more of your potential you will unleash. Invest whatever time is required to become absolutely clear about exactly what you want and how you can best achieve it.
Measurable: Make sure you can absolutely measure the results of your goal. An example would be setting an exact amount of profits you want to achieve in your business posed to just more money.
Achievable: Make sure your goal is both a stretch in which will make you go further than you have before but also real enough that will provide the proper belief in the attainment of that goal.