Goal Setting 101 for Your Home Business

by Elizabeth Redd
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Setting healthy goals is crucial for any home-based business owner. High goals will help you achieve a state of laser focus in moving towards what you want.

Here are the most important things to keep in mind when you’re setting your goals.

Set Goals That have Tracked in Numbers

A goal like “I want to make $4,000 a month blogging by Dec 21, 2016” is a great goal.
A goal like “I want to be rich and feel happy” is not a real goal, because it’s not measurable.

With a measurable goal, you can divide it into several months and set monthly milestones to get you where you want to go.

A “feeling-based” goal is impossible to track until you either get there or don’t get there, which almost certainly means you won’t get there.

Set Realistic Goals

Goals should be realistic, meaning you can achieve it in the time you’ve set. You should be able to see a path to where you want to be, without the need for a miracle happening.

For example, don’t set a goal to be a millionaire next year if you’ve never made more than $3,000 in a month. If you’re making $2,000 a month this year, however, $4,000 a month – or even $6,000 a month – is realistic.
Make your goals ambitious enough to inspire you to strive for them, but not so determined that you don’t believe.

Know the Why as Well As the What

In addition to knowing what you want, you need to have a clear idea of why you want that as well. Keep your why at the forefront of your attention.
For example, if your desire to make money stems from the desire to provide for your family, never lose sight of that for the money.

Check Your Goals Daily

Are your goals still what you want? Over the course of a few months or years, your goals may change. People often forget to update their goals when they do.

Get in the habit of spending just ten minutes a day going over your goals, daily. Keeping you on track as well as reinforce your desire for your purposes, every single day.

Many of the most successful people in the world have a consistent habit of reviewing their goals at the beginning of their day. Millionaires and even billionaires have often said that this first 10 to 30 minutes of the day is the most critical period in their day.

Set trackable, realistic goals. Check them daily and recommit to it on an ongoing basis. Know why you want it as well as what you want.

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