Take Action to Succeed!
8th November, 20120 Comments
What is the secret of successful people? Yes, you may guess it, it is setting goals. According to a study done a while ago in the US there was one thing that the most successful people all had in common: They had set goals for themselves.
Some people are good at setting goals for themselves; others (like me!) are not (or were not!). If you are like me then a life coach would come in very handy.
Or if you want to give setting goals without a coach a go here is some helpful information.
First of all have a think on all you want to be, do or have! This could be any area of your life and a good way to think of all these lovely things is to sit down for half an hour in a quiet place with no distractions and just write!
Once you have come up with a list prioritise what you would like to achieve and turn your goals into positive sentences. For instance: In two years time I want to have secured a promotion to Sales Director. Write them all down, make sure they are positive and include a realistic time frame.
Then work your way back from this goal: What needs to happen for you to get to the position of Sales Director, do you need to be a Sales Manager first? How do you get to be a Sales Manager? Do you need to have exceeded your target for a number of months? Keep questioning yourself until you get to where you are now. Then review each step and put a time frame next to it i.e. I want to exceed my target for the next quarter. From here on you can work out what you need to do to exceed your targets for the next quarter.
The secret of setting goals is all about breaking down your goals into smaller steps so they become manageable. This way a big end goal can become entirely feasible whereas going from a Sales Associate to Sales Director can seem very daunting!
Another tip is to enlist the help of a friend, tell them what you are about to do and ask them to motivate you when you hit a difficult patch.
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