Using the SMART goal setting technique will give you a a step-by-step strategy to realistically provide the tools you need to create success in your own business. The term as well as the goal setting model, SMART goals have been around for over 30 years and both are still used widely.
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely and are the clearly defined steps that you will be using in your goal setting.
Specific Goal In Your Business
You needs to be very specific when you set one or more goals. For example, if you have a monetary goal in mind, say to make a profit of $1000, you need to specify where this money is going to come from and what you need to do to get there.
If you are selling a product or services, how many sales would you need to make for you to reach your target? If you are working online or running a home business, work out how much you earn on average, an hour and how many hours would you need to work to reach your goal.
You need to be able to reach your goals to achieve success so don't set targets that are so lofty that you would never reach them. For your first SMARTER goal setting strategy, set a relatively low goal or target that is easily attainable so that you can get a feel for how the strategy works. You will then be more likely to stick to the process.
Make sure that your goals are relevant to the business you are running. In other words, don't set goals that do not relate to the business that you are running or the way in which it operates. Ensure that the goal is in line with other necessities within the business.
Timely Goal Setting
It is very important to put a time limit on your goal sets. If you don't do this, it is easy to for a lackadaisical attitude where you will tell yourself that you will reach the goal tomorrow or next week. Make sure that your timeline is just as achievable as your goals.
Evaluate Your Goals Periodically
Once you have reached your goal, you need to evaluate the progress that you have made. Go back to the previous SMART categories and ensure that your target did meet all the requirements that were set.
Before you start putting together your next set of goals, you need to re-evaluate how you set your targets. If you reached your goals easily, well within the desired time frame, you may need to set higher targets that can be achieved in shorter amount of time.
However, if you did not reach your goals in time, you need to assess what happened to prevent you and set a new set of goals. It is important to let go of the old goals before setting new targets.
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