The first few days of every New Year are filled with ambition and high hopes for the year ahead. In our personal lives we vow to drink less, eat better & exercise more, to name but a few.
It is no different when it comes to business. We mentally draw a line on the previous year and look forward to the new ideas / projects / opportunities that are out there for the taking in the prosperous period of time ahead of us.
But hands up how many of us join a gym in January, then come March have only been a handful of times (if at all)??!!
When it comes to your business, you cannot afford for your enthusiasm to fade, nor those old bad habits to resurface. What you need to do is make sure that you are setting the right type of goals and objectives in the first place.
When setting any business (or even personal) targets, you need to make sure they are S.M.A.R.T.
Always include the WHO / WHAT / WHERE in your objective setting, so that the aims are clear.
If you keep an eye on your PROGRESS, you’re more likely to stay on the right track.
HOW are you going to achieve your goals?
Don’t set the bar too high (or too low). Remember the aim is to ACHIEVE your targets, but they also need to be challenging.
WHEN do you want to achieve results by?
By remembering these simple steps, you (and your business) can become the super fit & healthy, smug gym bunnies that we all want to be!