Thereís a targeted way to approach goal setting that will give you an extremely high success rate. To accomplish any goal you have to understand that setting goals and reaching them is a skill and takes practice. Itís something that every single person can do. Some are natural goal setters; others can learn the much needed success skill.
Itís like building a structure that has four parts. If any part is missing the structure will not have integrity to support to the goal.
1. The goal has to be specific and clear-What do you want to happen exactly. Write it down not in generalities but specifics.
2. The goal has to be measurable-How will you know when you accomplish it or how close you are to accomplishing your goal. If your goal is to get new accounts this week, you will need to decided how many accounts you want to get. Would you like two or ten? What steps will you take to reach those ten customers? Will you set up meetings, send out a special offer newsletter or showcase your new product or service?
3. The goal has to have a finish time. When goals are open ended they lack velocity, thereís no power behind the plan. Pick a finish time and be unstoppable about meeting it. No matter what.
4. High achievers have support. If you want to be the best on the playing field you need a coach. Someone who knows your goals and will help you reach them. Coaches can help you propel your business and life to the next level. Donít be afraid to invest in yourself. Find a coach or program like 100 Day Challenge that will help you reach your goals. Learning from someone else will save you time in the long run. Every successful person understands the power of partnership, support and coaching to get to the next level.
These four steps are powerful and will help you reach your goal. Having extremely high goal reaching success requires a plan or a target with a bullís eye. Hitting the bulls eye happens when you know what you want, have a measurable plan, a time limit and support. For more on goal setting and coaching see the 100 Day challenge.