How do you manage your goals?
I am curious how people manage both their personal and business goals. Do you create a list and print? Excel? Word document? Other? Goals could be as simple as: running a 5k, vacationing in Paris, or revenue for 2015 will be $250,000.
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It is just like a healthy body, like the saying laughter the best medicine, if you have a happy life you will automatically have healthy body. Not necessarily it means having lean mean body you are healthy and fat big size you are unhealthy or vice versa. It all depends what you feed into you thoughts. Just like how you feed your thoughts into your body, hence healthy body digest the good nutrients which are necessary and discards the unwanted or overly dossed nutrients out automatically. Equivalently a good management at individual level or organization level in which consists of goals, visions and strategies, you shall at all times never mind the bad vibe and encourage the good vibe. In other words promote the good nutrients in which it means it helps in your personal growth or organizational growth either in quantity or quality in good way with good will, and discard the nasty nutrients which brings down the economical status or humanity status either physically or morally or even emotionally damaging another in bad way. Keeping and promoting good nutrients will help increase your revenue and profit and other very human good willed friendly and harmonious, and even more to say supportive, information, generosity, knowledge sharing, added values, and just never mine the snappy shocks which brings about hurts where one can't smile, especially if it is shallow or petty. Of course you need your foot on ground with good pair of shoes, even if you are not taking it for granted, that doesn't mean you have to put your foot or shoes on your working office table or your home dining eatery table. Put it where it should be. It is very wrong to bring personal shoes to office embarrassing one and making ones life awful bitter and hurtful and hateful! Work is work, personal life is personal. Its wrong of me to discuss about my office partner who is the opposite sex of how handsome or pretty she is, or the attributes of hers or his beauty back home in my bedroom with your life partner. Work is work, life is different!
What a great question! I feel that writing down my goals is vital because it allows me to be specific.I then place my goals in my phone calendar, which serves as a daily reminder to work towards them. I often encourage clients to write down S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound.
In my experience Bill it's best to set yourself up with success than failure. If your goals are set too high your going to feel overwhelmed. Set them in between. If you succeed then raise your expectations.
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I think that the first rule is to always keep your goals in front of you as much as possible. The more we see our goals, the more we reminded of what we need to do to accomplish them.
It's also always important to ensure that you have SMART goals:
1. Have clarity of your goals.
2 Separate the Business from the Personal
3. do a flow chart of each activity with a time frame - Prioritise
.4. Focus on either of the goals till it is completed. **
5. No overlapping of goals
6. dont get your emotions into either of the 2 goals
Best of luck, Florence MacDonald
If you want a systematic and structured way, I recommend the SMART method (the goal should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound). I usually add some other questions: do I REALLY WANT this (goal)? Who and how will be affected if I will reach it? Is there a "price" to pay and if yes, am I ready and willing to pay it? Is it under my control or does it mostly depends on other people?
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