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30/30 DAY 24-- Set Goals
April 24, 2016
Have you ever heard the saying: “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail”?
Or perhaps you’ve heard the Napoleon Hill quote that says “The primary reason for failure is that people do not develop new plans to replace those plans that didn’t work.”
I think one of the mistakes people make when they get into business for themselves is the fact they rely on “hope marketing”. In other words, they just hope clients are going to show up.
I think it’s really important to set goals. The following is my take on a goal setting process described by Brian Tracy.
1) Decide exactly what you want in your practice – – imagine that you could wave a magic wand and make your practice perfect in every way. What would you be earning? How much would you be working? What kind of clients would you be seeing? What would your office look like?
2) Write it down – – your goals must be in writing. They must be clear, specific, detailed and measurable.
3) Set a deadline for achieving your goals-- If it is a large goal, set many smaller deadlines. For example, you may have a 10 year plan for your business, five year plan, a one year plan that also plans for each month in the upcoming year.
4) Identify the obstacles that you will have to overcome to achieve your goal – – ask yourself why you are not already at your goal. What are the things you have been telling yourself are keeping you from achieving it? Is it a lack of skill? Lack of knowledge? Perhaps you have not been setting enough time aside. Look at any possible underlying causes as well. In my practice, I see a lot of people with fear of failure, fear of success and fear of how their success will change the relationships that they have with other people.
5) Identify the knowledge, information and skills you will need to achieve your goal – – consider what one skill would have the greatest impact on your business If you were to learn it. Whatever it is, write it down.
6) Identify the people whose help and cooperation you will require to achieve your goal – – think of all the people in your life that you will have to work with, or work around, to achieve your goal. Consider your family members, any coworkers or clients. Consider people who might be able to help you acquire the knowledge, information and skills that you need. In order to achieve your goal. You may need the help of a lot of different people. The most successful people are those who build and maintain large networks of people with whom they can exchange support
7) Make a list of everything. You’ll have to do to achieve your goal – – this is where you combine everything that you wrote in 4, 5, and 6. Combine the obstacles that you will have to overcome, the skills and knowledge you will have to develop, the people whose cooperation you will require and the underlying issues you will have to work through.
8) Organize your list into a plan-- organize this list by ranging the steps you have identified by sequence and priority. In other words, are there certain tasks that need to be done before you can do something else? What order do you need to do things in? Which are the most important and least important things?
9) Make a plan-- Organize your listen to a series of steps from the beginning all the way through to completion of your goal. Plan each day, week and month in advance.
10) Select your number one most important task for each day-- Ask yourself: “if I could do only one thing on this list, which activity is most important?”
11) Develop the habit of self-discipline – – once you have decided on your most important task resolve to concentrate single-mindedly on that task until it is complete.
12) Practice visualizing your goals being completed
I challenge you to think about your practice and put it through this 12-step goal setting process. Don’t just hope that your practice is going to fill up. Take the initiative and be proactive to do the things that you identified while going through this process.
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