Achieving goals is much more a process then it is an event. This is likely why many goals go unaccomplished. Often people in an initial burst of enthusiasm set goals but eventually their drive dies out due to a lack of motivation. The end results of course are the failure to reach goals that have been set. Goals and objectives should not be regarded as an impulse but more of a well planned out series of pre-defined actions that focus on achieving a particular result.
Establishing business goals for instance is necessary to better coordinate the efforts required to reach the desired objectives. Since these type goals are rooted in profits and income we tend to take them more seriously thus the plan of action is usually carried out more precisely. But in almost every case setting goals will require developing a plan of action that will take time and effort to successfully implement and complete. Your willing participation and resolve will be needed in this process for you to actually reach goals you have set.
Let’s look at the 5 step process that comprises the establishment and pursuit of any goals and objectives that you may target either professionally or personally.
This is the initial phase where you determine what your personal or business goals are to be. Consideration should be given to how realistic these goals are. Unrealistic goals will only lead to wasted time and effort not to mention the discouragement and frustration you will experience.
Many goals and objectives that you may target can not be accomplished in one day. They will require an investment of your continual diligence and patience over an extended period of time. These are typically referred to as long term goals
Most long term goals will demand a certain commitment on your part in order for them to be successfully achieved. This commitment normally targets maintaining a consistent effort towards achieving any goal you may have set out to accomplish.
The efforts you are investing to accomplish your objectives may sometimes come in conflict with other interests of yours. Avoiding the temptation to pursue these other interests will result in your voluntarily sacrificing this time to devote to pursuing the goals you have set.
Set backs or disappointments will occur when your plans or efforts do not always yield the intended results you seek. It is at times like this that your resolve and motivation will be tested. How you react to these situations will be a good measure as to whether you will succeed in reaching your intended objectives.
Achieving goals is an accomplishment that usually results after participating in a series of pre-planned actions carried out over a period of time. Setting goals is actually not that difficult it is the commitment to the process that offers the biggest challenge. It is also important you set goals that you have a deep desire to reach. If you do not possess the necessary desire your lack of motivation will eventually overcome your willingness to put forth any more effort. In the end you have wasted time and possibly resources. It is also important to realize setting and accomplishing goals is less an impulse and more a process as we discussed here. This realization should help prepare you to better select and commit to any goals you may set for yourself or your business in the future.