Goal Setting Strategies that Work

Now lots of people have goals and different strategies on how to achieve those strategies. Perhaps your goals are floating around in your mind or perhaps they are on paper but what are you doing then to achieve those goals.

By taking the time to be specific and to create a way to move forward with these goals means that you have a higher chance of success.

When I am working with my clients we together set achievable goals for their business. Then together we create actionable steps towards achieving those goals. This is key to long-term goal achievement.

Different ways to set goals

SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely Created by Peter Drucker back in the early 1980’s this is a very popular and very common choice, due to it’s ease of use and understanding.

Objectives and key results – Objectives are what you hope to achieve and the results that you expect to achieve

BSQ – Big, Small, Quick

Think big – This is your goal

Act small – These are the steps to take

Move quick – These are the time frames to achieve your steps

BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal

This is the massive goal that you hope to achieve in the future; it is the big picture goal often visionary.

Why I like S.M.A.R.T goals

As mentioned above it is the easiest it understand and it shows you how to have a results driven plan to your goal achievement.

S – Specific – The more specific you can be with writing down your goal, the easier it will be to clearly see what it is you need to do. Often, answering the five “W” questions—who, what, where, why, and which—can help you achieve a clearer picture.

M – Measurable – Can your goal be measured? How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? What is the measured results you are looking for?

A – Achievable – Another way of putting this is “realistic.” If you goal is not achievable, chances are you will lose interest and not get there.

R – Relevant – For businesses, a relevant goal means that it has the potential to impact your business objectives, vision, or values.

T – Timely – Give your goal a deadline. While you can move the deadline forward or back you can now have something to work to and a reason to do something everyday in working towards the goal.

Please contact My Sassy Business today if you want help in setting and achieving your goals for the future.

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