Are you starting to wonder why you haven’t lost weight yet? … paid off a growing debt? … finished your home renovation? … met your sales targets? … keep being passed over for promotion? … or haven’t achieved many other goals you keep setting for yourself?
Take a good, hard look at your goals. Are they really goals, or just wishes you hope to accomplish some day? Unfortunately, if your goals do not meet the following criteria, then they will continue to remain on your wish list …
Are they MEASURABLE & REALISTIC? Have you planned a timeline for achieving your goals? Are they doable within the given timeline? Are you able to track them, to measure the results you are achieving, and ensure you are where you should be on your timeline?
Are they COMPATIBLE with your life vision? Both your personal and professional goals need to align with each other. If you have set a personal goal that hinders or undermines your professional goal, then it will be impossible for you to achieve them both.
Are they TIME specific? Do you have start and end dates for your goals? Avoid procrastination by setting yourself a specific deadline. Example: Start date is Monday, April 8, 2013 and end date is Monday, July 8, 2013; instead of “in a few months”.
Are they in WRITING? We are much more likely to remember (and therefore act on) something that is written down. And a visual reminder also leads to an increased commitment level and becomes difficult to ignore.
Are they OWNED by you? Are these your goals? Or did someone/something else impose them on you? If you are not the owner of your goals then it will be difficult to maintain the motivation and discipline required to achieve them.
Are they NEGOTIATED? Is everyone and everything that is affected by your goals in agreement with them? You want to gain support to help you achieve your goals, instead of building resistance to fight against.
Who are you ACCOUNTABLE to? Can you manage your own excuses and procrastination? Or do you need an accountability partner? You will significantly increase your chances to achieve your goals if you share them with a partner who will cheer you on, encourage you to keep going, and push you to do what needs doing when you don’t feel like it.
If you want to maximize your efforts and ensure results, partnering with a professional coach will be the best investment in time and money you will ever make!
If you are serious about achieving your goals, want to maximize your efforts and ensure results, I would be delighted to work with you! Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your complimentary coaching session.
Together, let’s unleash the greatness within you!