As a continuation to our last post, we want to share with you some points we believe are crucial in setting and attaining goals.
“What gets written down gets done!” While this is probably not what you want to hear, in all honesty it is the truth. So, why is that and what are the benefits to setting goals?
Have you ever heard of a successful sports team that never practices and doesn’t have a game plan going into a competition? Organizing your goal thoughts by writing them down forces you to become realistic in terms of your situation. It also allows you to be able to repeatedly refer to them while you are figuring out what your next action step will be.
After getting organized you need to rank your goals in terms of priorities which will allow you to concentrate your efforts on those goals that are most important to you. This will also help you avoid distractions created by losing focus on what is truly important.
Setting goals gives you a sense of direction, like a roadmap, that will assist you in getting to where you want to go.
By setting goals (and writing them down!) the strengths and weaknesses of your ideas will become apparent. You may then aggressively plan or defensively guard against certain situations.
Goal setting defines responsibility. If your plans are thought through, organized and written down, you own them!! The success or failure of the effort will be yours.
Well thought-out goals will lead to confidence in both direction and outcome. Your self image will improve and as you succeed your sense of accomplishment will motivate you to even greater goals in the future.
Leaders Lead! Get organized, set your goals and win!!
Russ Wertz – Founder and CEO of Wertz & Company, LLP, a Professional Services Firm located in Orange County, CA that specializes in working with entrepreneurs along their journey to success.