The beginning of a new year is a great time to plan your goals and how you will achieve them. After determining your goals, do a little bit towards them every day. I found this outline in Rent and Retain Magazine that might help you ask the right questions to yourself to get started:
SETTING GOALS :
Ask yourself, “Do I really want this”. Is this goal consistent with your beliefs and other goals? Can you really commit yourself to this goal or is it wishful thinking? If you achieve this goal, will it really make you happy? If you answer yes to these questions then proceed!
Is the goal really yours or is someone else pushing you? If you can’t own it, you won’t get there. Will your work towards the goal take you away from work or your other goals? Can you see yourself succeeding and achieving this goal?
AFTER YOU REACH THE GOAL, WILL YOU….
Be happier, be a better person, be easier to get along with at work or home, sleep better at night, feel better about yourself, and make your life easier???
What are you going to do to improve your industry and product knowledge? How do you plan to stay on top of all those follow up and thank you tasks? How can you make your customers feel more valued? How will you motivate yourself and others around you? What are you going to do this week to improve your sales, customer service, and leadership skills? What is 1 thing each day that wastes time? How can you eliminate this? How are you going to evaluate yourself to make sure you achieve your goals?
Remember You are in the driver’s seat to your own destiny!!!