I believe there are 4 kinds!
1st The cop-outs: These people set no goals and make no decisions.
2nd The hold-outs: They have a beautiful dream, but uncertainty makes them afraid to respond to its challenge.
3rd The dropouts: They start to make their dream come true, but when the going gets tough, they quit.
Finally, there are the 4th kind of people:
The all-outs: These brave souls know where they’re headed and do what it takes to get there. It all starts with goals: Winners make goals. Losers make excuses.
When you set goals and objectives have a balance of being realistic yet push yourself. Some amazing things have happened in my business the past month. Had I not set big goals it would have never happened. Had I not continued to march on to a dream and vision that many said I wouldn’t be able to accomplish without all those that helped I wouldn’t have made it. Dream big but set a solid plan to get there. If you set your dreams low you’re less likely to achieve them anyway!
Dream BIG! I am serious on this one.
How are you tracking to your goals and objectives? Are you on track? If yes, how can you push yourself a little harder to ensure you cross the goal even faster or better than you planned? If you’re not on target how can you ensure you get there? What is holding you back? Do you need to readjust your plans? Working on a plan with goals and objectives that are unrealistic will do nothing for you or your business.
Make Goals Measurable!
Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. What good is a goal that you can’t measure? If your goals are not measurable, you never know whether you are making progress toward their successful completion. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as:
• How much?
• How many?
• How will I know when it is accomplished?
Bonus TIP: "Plan the work, work the plan!"
I know this personally because my coach helped me in clarifying how determined I was in pursuing a business goals, while working full-time and going through a divorce. My coach helped me realize the impact of accomplishing this goal as well as not pursuing it … I accepted the sacrifices I needed to make. I was determined! As a result, I had accomplished my goal!
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