How did you perform last year?
Did you achieve your goals?
If you did, a huge well done! Keep doing what you’re doing and keep up the great work!
If you didn’t, now is the time to reflect on what happened last year.
Perhaps you could consider the following questions:
What were my goals?
Why didn’t I reach them?
How can I adapt them to achieve them this year?
When did it all start going wrong?
Where are the weakest links?
Typically, there are three key reasons why people don’t achieve their goals:
- Not setting goals
- Not having a plan
- Not sticking to the plan
We know this is common sense, but it isn’t common practice – AND we know it’s easier said than done, otherwise everyone would be achieving their goals.
We all probably know the SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timebound), so they are clear rather than a vague statement that doesn’t really mean much to the goal setter or anyone else.
Goals shouldn’t be plucked out of thin air, copied from others, done because we know we should, or feel we have to, but because they are something we want to do or know we need to do them to achieve an ambition or enable our vision to materialise. It may even be to make a dream come true. They should always be part of a bigger plan and part of the bigger picture, rather than a statement that sits alone with no connection to anything personal or professional.
If we set goals which are around areas of low performance or our weaknesses, it can be counter-productive. However, if we consider what might make us feel better about ourselves if we did something, or a stepping-stone that we know will give us a better life and makes us feel better – these are great ideas for goals as they are around positive things rather than working on negative ones.
The most important aspect from setting goals is having them and writing them down. Remember, failing to plan means you’re planning to fail.
By not having a plan, you will just end up being a part of someone else’s plan with less control of your life, work, business or health.
So! What are your plans for 2022?
More of the same?
Or… Your best year yet?
If you want to make 2022 your best year yet, consider working with a business coach & mentor. Debs at Success Factor offers a one-hour complimentary consultation and also has an individual or group goal setting session designed especially to help those who normally set or achieve goals.
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