As a small business owner, blogger, freelancer or any entrepreneur, mapping out your goals can be a daunting task. There are always more being added and side streets to get lost down. However, accomplishing goals is the quintessential element of running a business. If you’re not doing that… well then you’re not moving forward.
It can be so frustrating at times. You’re ambitious, interested, creative, hard-working, blah, blah, blah, but without goals, you’re just spinning your wheels and your creative process is non-existent. Are you guys getting this?
Goals are REALLY, REALLY important!
In a recent study, Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, found that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. That means you are 42% more likely to succeed by writing your goals down. I think that’s worth the time invested, don’t you?
Download this FREE How To: Prioritize Your Goals Worksheet and you’ll be able to work through your goals one by one and break them down into bite-size, doable pieces. Image how nice that will be when you’re going through your To-Do list….
Prioritizing Step 1:
Make the list. Use the download to write everything out. Empty your brain from any possible goal – regardless if it’s personal, business, health, family, etc.. Write them down. As you go, mark them as:
- Current – You’re working on this goal right now.
- Next – This goal is coming up soon.
- Future – Eventually you want to achieve this.
Prioritizing Step 2:
Start to break your goals down one at a time. Use one of the Goal Priority sheets per goal to really analyze the individual goals you’re setting for yourself. Ask yourself:
- Why did I make this goal?
- Do I have enough time to devote to this goal?
- Do I still want to accomplish this goal?
- Why will accomplishing this goal make things better?
Prioritizing Step 3:
After review all of your goals, go back through your Goal Priority sheets from the free download and circle the Priority that they should be. Wait until the end to do this so you know exactly which goals are the most important to you.