As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, you’ve probably started thinking about your goals for the next year. Before you create your business goals for the next year make sure you take some time to reflect on the current year. Identify what worked and what didn’t work then use that knowledge to create your goals for the next year.
If one of your goals is to make more money in your business, make sure you define what “more” is. Vague goals create vague results. For example, if you’re currently making $100,000 and you made $100,001 next year, would that be the more you had in mind?
I can answer that, probably not.
Reason #1 – Why Business Owners Don’t Set and Achieve Their Goals
Some business owners don’t set goals because they’re not sure what they want. Therefore, it’s hard to go after something when you don’t know what you want.
Reason #2 – Why Business Owners Don’t Set and Achieve Their Goals
Some fear they won’t achieve them so they avoid going through the process of setting goals and experiencing what they perceive as failure.
Reason #3 – Why Business Owners Don’t Set and Achieve Their Goals
Some believe that setting goals doesn’t work. Actually not setting goals is actually a goal to remain the same.
Do you know what results you want to create in your business? That seems like a pretty simple question but statistics show that only about 10% of people can clearly articulate what it is they want. Yikes – that’s scary! Most often we start listing everything we don’t want. Well, guess what? That becomes the reality we create because we’ve focused on what we don’t want instead of what we do want.
In order to create something different, you have to decide what you want then go after it.