Business Goals 2017. A very successful man once said that “a bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is, and lame execution will stymie a good strategy”. The name Bill Gates may perhaps ring a bell, as he is a remarkably successful, world renown business man; and a wise one at that.
Your talent, ambition, and skills are only as useful as your method to deploy them. That is why planning and setting yourself goals is so crucial to your business. And with the New Year already underway, what a better time then now to set them? Here are 5 tips on how to set yourself productive goals for the year.
Set realistic and attainable goals for the year.
Giving yourself goals that you know that, deep down, cannot simply be achieved within your given time frame will only set you up for failure and disappointment. Start the year off with small goals, and make the challenges slightly greater as you complete each one.
Allow yourself to adjust your goals as needed.
Life happens. There will be times when things get in the way of your goals. Whether those things be family issues, financial problems, or simply just bumps in the road… so you must to allow yourself a little bit of wiggle room. Let your goals be adjusted if and when you need them. Perhaps a time extension, or maybe a lightening the load a little bit can make all the difference between letting a goal fizzle out, and taking a step closer to achieving it.
Set yourself measurable goals.
Although not all goals need to be tracked with numbers and statistics, they sure do help. Make yourself goals that can be analyzed, and allow you to see on a clear scale how your business strategies have been measuring up. This way, adjusting your plan for success becomes a lot more organized and straightforward.
Make your goals descriptive and detailed.
If you are setting goals that are vague and lack direction or specificity, you’re really just setting yourself up for failure. Without detailed guidelines on where you’re planning on going or what you’re planning on doing, you allow yourself far too much room for things to fall between the cracks and lay either forgotten or only halfway achieved. Or, even worse, these things end up being completed with poor quality and a poor work ethic. Keep yourself on track by making sure things are mapped out specific and accordingly!
There is nothing quite like a fresh start to a brand new year. Follow these tips on setting business goals for the year, and you will be sure to wrap up 2017 with outstanding success and achievements.