Mistake # 1 – The goal is not clear. For example, how many people have a goal of making $100,000? So, what will you do to make $100,000?
Solution: When setting goals, be sure to clearly define exactly what that goal means to you.
Mistake # 2 – The goal is too big. When people set goals that are too big, they are setting themselves up to fail because it is unrealistic
Solution: Make sure that you know how you are going to achieve your goals.
Mistake # 3 – The goal doesn’t have benchmarks. If your goal is to write a business plan in 3 days, you may get discouraged and quit after the 2nd day. Many goals are left along the roadside because people haven’t set realistic benchmarks.
Solution: In the example above people don’t normally write a business plan in 3 days. It takes weeks of research and writing. Therefore, set intermediate goals for yourself, such as completing the vision and target market sections of the business plan in one week, and have victory celebrations when you meet each one.
Mistake # 4 – The goal isn’t connected to what’s really important to you. Many times people set goals to conform to another person’s definition of success? Unless the goal is really important to you, it is very easy to give up when it gets tough to achieve it.
Solution: Whenever you set a goal, ask yourself why it is important to you. Some people want to achieve wealth to please other people. But it is so important to connect goal to the passion is because without passion it is so easy to “throw in the towel”.
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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Chief Consultant for Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in business incorporation, establishing limited liability companies, contract drafting & reviewing, and more. CALL ATTORNEY BOOKER at (301) 408-1082. View her website at www.compuperfect.net
She is also the author of “Business Tips” Report where you will discover tips that will put you on the Road to Business Success, Tips for creating and implementing a marketing plan, and more. This report and other books she has authored are available for online purchase at www.kbooker.wordpress.com by clicking on the respective report and book covers on the right sidebar of this blog site.