Every New Year is a fresh start. To use a golf analogy, every hole is a new hole. It’s not a game of 18 holes, it’s a new game beginning at each hole. Yearly goals should be thought of as monthly goals. Every month begins a new day toward achieving your goals. Except, every month is a new set of goals.
How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
We take vacations, time off, and other distractions. There are slower months and there are bigger months. I’m going to assume you’ve done this before and if you’re new to your industry research and/or ask your supervisor about previous months to determine the peaks and valleys of your sales.
The number one thing you must do is track your results. While speaking at Kellogg, Northwestern in 2013, U.S. Army Colonel Rodney Haggins said, “Winners keep score. What that means is they have mechanisms to monitor, track, and follow how they’re doing, then effectively implement their plan.”
It is the only way of knowing if the game plan is working or not.
For personal goals, if exercising regularly is not your thing – not even an after-dinner stroll – make the adjustment reasonable and attainable. See my previous post on Tips For Staying With Exercise.
Whether you’re having an off day or on day always do one thing that’ll bring you closer to achieving your monthly goal. Consistency goes a long way to achieve your goals.
Remove the obstacles. If once you've decided on the goal, make it achievable. Stretch it like a rubber band but don’t break it. Use your previous history to help you plan your goals. Start every morning by reviewing your goals.
The more reasonable your goal(s) the better. Don’t shoot for the moon. Add a reasonable amount to your goals. And finally, keep your goals in front of you every day.
It’s a big mistake to write out your goals and put them in a desk drawer.
you are much more likely to achieve them.
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