We all have goals for our business—some big, some small—and it’s probably safe to say you’re well-equipped with tips and strategies for setting them.
Because that’s the easy part, right? The dreaming and scheming about what we’d like to achieve and how we’d like to grow in our business.
But the actual goal-achieving part can be another story. Sometimes we’re surprised when we accomplish our goals fairly easily, and other times we’re surprised by the detours and challenges that get in our way. Either way, goal achievement has the tendency to be a somewhat unpredictable process, as does any other process that involves learning and growth.
Luckily, there are easy, practical strategies you can implement into your daily life that can greatly increase your chances of seeing your goals achieved.
Here are some you can get started on right away:
- Write down your goals every day.
Sometimes, the easiest strategies in the bunch are the ones that make the most impact, and that’s true with this one! There’s something magical about taking a few minutes to write down your goals. Seeing them in ink or type helps you focus on them clearly, remind you about them daily, and, ultimately, internalize them thoroughly.
- Read your goals out loud.
Now that you’ve got your goals written down in front of you, take a few extra minutes to read them out loud. Find a quiet spot (or shout them from the rooftops, if that’s your style!), but sending them out into the air waves definitely helps them solidify. Even if you’re the private type, verbalizing your goals to yourself might help you eventually verbalize them to others—like people who are in a position to help you achieve them. 😉
- Visualize yourself achieving each goal.
This one might sound a little out there, but stay with me, if for no other reason then there’s no quicker way to put a huge smile on your face than imagining what your life will look and feel like with your goal achieved. Do this for each of your goals, and you might be surprised how quickly your reality starts to look more and more like your imagination!
- Create reminders of your goals wherever you can.
Get creative with this tip, because it can be a lot of fun. Whether you choose to write your goals on sticky notes and place them around your house, change the passwords on your devices to reflect your biggest goal, or set reminders on your phone that pop up periodically throughout the day, giving yourself regular reminders of your goals will help you keep your focus on them until they’re achieved.
By implementing these tips, you’ll watch your productivity and purpose rise, as well as initiate and solidify a practice that will help you achieve more of your goals than ever before. You can do it!