Yikes! For most of us, there are only three more working weeks left of the year…
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to think about 2019. What will this year look like to you? What do you want to achieve?
We all have things we want to achieve, whether that be growth within our business, a monetary target, a new job, a promotion, education and learning that we want to do but have never made time for or something as simple as being as being able to organise yourself in your daily activities.
To get to where we want to go we often need to set goals. And though we all know the importance of goal settings, a lot of us think about it, but the implementation and completion are not as successful.
With any goal, the challenge lies in ensuring you break it down into realistic step-by-step mini-goals to ensuring that you can celebrate the small wins along the way whilst knowing that you’re on track to achieving the big picture.
It’s easy to say “This year I want to make x amount” but knowing what you need to actually do to get there is the challenge. It starts with writing these goals down, setting a realistic time frame of when they should be completed and then putting the energy into reaching them!
Here are a few simple steps to set your goals, so 2019 can become your year of achievement. Follow our SMARTER goal setting….
- Specific: Define the goal you want to achieve and why
- Measurable: Be able to quantify the goal
- Achievable: Determine if you can realise the goal
- Reasonable: Is the goal worth your time?
- Time-based: Establish a timeframe for reaching the goal
- Energy: What energy is required to achieve your goals
- Risk: What is the risk of achieving or not achieving the goal
If you reach your deadline and you’ve haven’t quite reached your goal, so what? Keep going! Not achieving your goal doesn’t mean failure. It just means you may need to reassess what you want to achieve and break down those mini goals again and again. Assess what you did right and what you could do differently, develop a new plan and keep going. The biggest mistake is not actually trying!
We love helping you set goals and plan for success, so if you’re after some help with your 2019 goals, feel free to get in touch with the Real+ team.