It is easy to know what we want. But it is more complicated to know precisely. For example, we all want to “be more visible” or “increase our turnover”. These goals mean nothing. ” Being more visible ” may very well mean ” having 2 more followers on Instagram ” or ” having 2000 more followers on Instagram “. And between the two, there is a certain difference. It is therefore important to be more precise.
By not being precise enough, it is complicated to analyze its evolution. Let’s take the example of visibility. This concept is quite vague. How can we calculate if our visibility increases or not, without more precise data? Not being able to assess your work tends to demotivate you. We have the impression that this is not progressing at all and that our efforts are useless. Having more specific goals will make you want to work a lot more.
Here is a simple 10 step formula to set and achieve your goals in 2020.
- DETERMINE YOUR DESTINATION
You are surely familiar with the functioning of a GPS: you enter a destination then the GPS indicates the route to follow. On the other hand, the most powerful GPS on the market will be of no use to you if you do not know where you are going. Formulating objectives for your New Year activity means first choosing your destination.
- CLARIFY YOUR VISION
Setting clear goals also forces you to think about what success and accomplishment inNew Year mean to you. By choosing and defining your goals, you will have a very clear vision of your destination for the next year, but also of how this year fits into your long-term projection.
- GIVE MEANING TO YOUR ACTIONS
By having a goal, you will know why you do all of these daily activities, even those that may otherwise seem repetitive or tedious. These daily efforts will have a reason for being: progress day by day towards your goal.
- SIMPLIFY YOUR DECISION MAKING
Having goals means having a clear perspective that will guide all aspects of your daily decision-making. You will also find it easier to sort out the new opportunities that arise along the way by simply asking yourself whether or not they will help you achieve your dreams and goals.
- DETERMINE THE ROUTE TO FOLLOW
A clearly identified objective allows you to easily decide which route to take. A long-term goal is after all only a succession of short-term goals. This road will sometimes be full of pitfalls, but by keeping your destination in view, you will more easily find the motivation and the means to overcome them.
To determine the route to take for the manifestation of your objectives involves calculating the number of small steps to be performed to achieve your objective. We will offer you a practical tool to help you quickly assemble your complete action plan in the rest of this file.
- CONTROL YOUR BUSINESS
With your complete and costed action plan for the next year of your agency’s activity, you will have measurement indicators that will allow you to make informed and pragmatic decisions. You will have full control over your activities and how you invest your resources (time, money, energy, attention) to achieve your goals.
- SEE THE PATH ALREADY COVERED
By knowing your indicators at different stages (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly), you will be able to accurately measure your progress and know if you are on time, late or ahead of the planned arrival at your destination.
If you are late, you can make the necessary adjustments quickly and prevent unpleasant surprises. If you are on time or even ahead, this is a great opportunity to congratulate yourself on the progress made and continue on the path to success.
- BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
With clear goals and an action plan, you will know the activities you need to focus on every day, every week, and every month. This will give you a clear direction and spend less time wondering about the next step. In short, more time for action!
- STAY MOTIVATED
What could be more gratifying than seeing that we did exactly what we had to do when we decided to do it? Ending your day with the satisfaction of a completed task allows you to increase “enthusiasm capital” and to restart the next day with energy.
And if you get lost and temporarily lose your motivation, refocusing on your goals acts like a real “boost” that will put you back on the right track.
- SAVE TIME AND MONEY
By keeping your eyes on your roadmap, you will greatly limit bumpy detours and paths. In short, you will save time in your daily routine activities. As a result, you will earn money both by savings and by producing turnover for your agency. Then you can set even more ambitious goals next year.
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