CALLING ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS – SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS LIKE A PRO
December 22, 2010
Tip 3: Setting and Achieving Goals Like a Pro
Note your progress!
Take out the list that you’ve been compiling in Tip 1 and Tip 2. Just for a few minutes look at how far you’ve come in a few days. If you’ve been following along, by now you’ve discovered your strengths and areas where you need a bit of help. You’ve conducted some research, identified and located experts and gotten familiar with the types of advice they offer. And you’ve compiled a list of resources to start with. I’m sure you also have lots more information than before you started here. Congratulations. Take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back for doing such a good job.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
Again, look at your list. Throughout your research, I’m sure, there were articles, blogs and other material that caught your interest. Have you noticed there are certain areas that you’ve decided you need help in, that you now find rather interesting.Take a few minutes and mark those topics on your list. These might be the first you decide to dive in and learn more about. Look at your list and determine which of these topics to tackle first.
Now choose a certain number of items from this topic to read or watch on a regular basis. For example, you could read two articles and watch two webinars a week. Maybe a tele-seminar at lunchtime while at work, or blog posts and a group of articles from your folder. It could be to set a goal of reading a new book every month. There’s a saying that goes something like this, if you read 6 books on any one subject, you can consider yourself an expert. Interesting thought, huh?
Then choose other topics of interest from you list in order of achievement. The idea is to at least become familiar with the topics you’ve written. Remember, any additional learning is better than none at all. Now set some concrete yet rational goals for your new learning.
A word on goals…
Whatever your goal, it’s imperative to write it down. A goal that is not written down is nothing but an idea. Goals need to be definite, achievable and measurable. Most importantly, you must believe that your goals are attainable.
Tune in Tomorrow for Tip 4: Taking it on the Road
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