How often do you get to the end of a week and realise that you achieved a lot less than you wanted?
Many will give the reason as “I am too busy working in the business to work on the business”, which can be translated to “I don’t make time to step back and do the analysis and planning required”. Sounds familiar?
Can we all agree that if you have goals then you have thought about what you want? The goals you now have are those that you believe will give you and your business the best outcomes for the least risk. That is, your goals are meaningful, of value and should produce a reward.
What are the issues that get in the way of you going after your goals?
The 5 things you can do to achieve more
- Take responsibility
The only one who can truly influence your output is...you! If you want to loose weight, no one can force you to eat healthier and go to the gym. Do you really want this and are you prepared to work for it?
- Less activities, more results
Only put 2-3 Must-Do's on your TO DO list every day and stick to them! This will help you prioritise and focus.
- Define clear benefits
We need to clearly define the benefits that go along with the goals as this is the pull factor or motivational drive that will keep us focused on the goals when things get hard and we want to give up.
- Eliminate Negative beliefs
Many of us have negative beliefs, one being that we will not reach our goals and so we create road blocks such as procrastination to support out beliefs and ensure we fail.
- Find someone who holds you accountable
Find assistance to achieve your goals. Who can hold you accountable for your productivity and staying on track? If you do not have suitable people internally to assist you, seek external help. Often we need more skills and time than we personally have available. Specialists can compensate lost opportunity costs, fast-track your results and bring in the customised expertise needed for you to get your desired outcomes.
"There is no such thing as being too busy. If you really want something, you make time for it."
The challenge for all of us is to simplify our activities so that we can achieve the outcomes and benefits we desire.
So ask yourself, how important are these goals to you and do you have the right resources?
Written by: Frank Yarsley