Did you attain your Goals for 2010?
Have you set your Goals for 2011?
Although there are many people more versed on the creating, tracking and focus of goal setting…I do believe in having and attaining goals, and I believe that those who do likewise will have a significant increase in their success. I’m going to give you my views, not as an authority on goal setting but as a person who has seen the effects having goals provides. It is my intention to help those without goals to see how important they are and to help those with, to continue in their pursuit of setting and achieving goals.
One of my favorite sales managers I’ve worked with gave the classic December “Goal setting meeting” every year and since he has passed on, I would like to dedicate this post to him.
Larry was very “New England” in nature and presented things in a “here’s the facts” manner, which made him hard for some to take and easy for those like me to understand. I say this because I believe that you need to be brutally honest with yourself when it comes to goals and know both what they are and the work needed to achieve them to have any real success as a goal setter.
To get things started, Larry would question everyone in the room as to what goals they had attained and which ones they fell short on for the current year. Next Larry would highlight a few goals of his own, both successes and failures. You see, if you hit all your goals have you really set worthy goals? I for one think anyone who tells you they have reached all their goals is either lying or doesn’t have the right goals. Balance is key to life and part of that balance should be setting goals that make you reach beyond comfort or what you know you can achieve. Sometimes that balance means falling short or even failing momentarily before dusting yourself off and starting back on your path to success.