“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”
How do you view July? As the end of the 2nd Quarter, the end of the first half of the year with only six months left to accomplish the goals you set for yourself at the beginning on the year?
Or, do you reflect that July is the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, the beginning of the second half of the year, with six months to uplevel your business and accelerate your success so you achieve the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?
Same month; same time period. Different mindset. Your success mindset can influence goal-achievement.
Mid-year is an excellent time to assess where you are in relation to where you want to be and take what Tony Robbins refers to as “Massive Action” so that even if you’re less than where you wanted to be, you can re-group and formulate plans to achieve the success you so desire.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which
we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
There is no other route to success.”
Success Mindset: Clearly Define Your Goals
A goal is a general statement about a desired outcome with one or more specific objectives that define, in precise terms, what is to be accomplished within a designated period. A goal may be performance related, developmental, related to a special or new project/product, or some combination of the three.
You may have set goals at the beginning of the year, but did you clearly define your goals? I believe that setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is the most effective path to goal achievement, and I say this because of my own experience, as well as those of others, including clients I’ve worked with.
S = Specific; M = Measurable; A = Attainable, Achievable, Action; R = Realistic, and T = Time-Sensitive. Using this formula over the past three years has made goal-setting much more achievable for me than in the past.
Now is the time to revisit your goals and determine if they measured up to the above standard. Your success mindset can influence goal-achievement.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion
the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put
your future in good hands—your own.”
—Mark Victor Hansen
Success Mindset: Break Goals into Smaller Steps
When you break goals into smaller steps you know what you need to do in order to achieve these goals. A mistake that is often made, and one I made for many years, is to write down the big big picture – the big goal, but fail to break it down.
The danger with not doing that is that you’ll usually under-estimate the time and what’s involved to accomplish those smaller goals. Hence, without meaning to, you sabotage any prospect of achieving your goals leading to frustration.
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination
you can muster, your gifts will take you places that
will amaze you.”
Success Mindset: Performance Goal
A performance goal is usually linked to problem solving, innovation, or implementation or some type of improvement in your business as a whole, or to a product or service, in particular. For example, if a product you spent many hours creating and you know is what your ideal customers need, yet it’s under-performing, your goal might be to boost its success in different ways.
Sometimes all it takes is to tweak your sales copy to make it more persuasive and appealing to your target market. Sometimes it may be the image that you’re using to promote the product that lacks appeal.
If it’s a service, you revisit your offering(s) to see where you can improve so that your client/ customer feels that she has received tremendous value and you over-delivered on your promise.
Success Mindset: Developmental Goal
A developmental goal may serve to enhance performance, such as to gain or acquire a greater depth of knowledge and skills. It can also be to line yourself up for future success as you take the company or product into an additional direction or market.
A special project goal may include pitching an offer to a JV partner or launching special marketing campaigns, such as holiday sales. They might also include planning, creating and launching a new product or service and keeping track as to whether or not it performs according to your projections.
The next few months will provide many specific holiday opportunities to launch special holiday sales. However, you’re not limited to these public holidays. You can create your own Special Sale with innovative packages. For example, if you’ve been doing a series of free webinars, packed with value, you can bundle these webinars into one package and host a sale. Many people may not have heard your presentation the first time and this could be of tremendous value to them so that they’re willing to pay for the information, especially when you make the offer attractive.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts,
liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”
Success Mindset: Focus on One Goal
I’ve referred to goals through this article, but it’s important to keep in mind that you should focus on one goal at any one time. While it’s ok to have multiple goals, you’ll find that you increase your ability to achieve your goals when you focus on one at a time. Once you have successfully achieved that goal, or it’s at a point where it no longer requires your full absorption, you can move onto your next goal.
What are some goals that you will give priority to revisiting this week at the start of the second half of the year?
How much faster could you achieve your goals if you had the guidance you could refer to at your own pace and time? Introducing Productimity, the S.M.A.R.T way to work. This way of working give S.M.A.R.T goals a much higher rate of goal-achievement.
Thank you for reading. Please leave your questions or comments in the Comment box below or send me a message through the contact form. Look forward to reading about your successes in goal-achievement.