Was this article helpful?
Do You Set Goals or Plan Accomplishments?
Whether it's January first or the first day of the second quarter, many business owners set out goals. A high percentage of these goals never become reality. The reasons are clear and simply outlined here.
In business we often set out "goals" and objectives for our production. To many people, however, write a huge list of "must-do's" that are never brought into fruition. I propose that those who truly succeed do not just set goals they set forth accomplishments.
A goal is something you desire. It nags at you to work on it. It whines for attention and shoots you in the back when you don't deliver. Goals are nice to think about and write on the wall on January 1st or at the first of a new quarter but rarely do they make any movement in your life.
Accomplishments are different.
They grow from an idea to a burning desire. They are the seeds of something you know you are to be in your life. You can call them accomplishments even before you can mark them off on the calendar as done because there is no way anything can stop you from getting them done. From a desire you build these things into a certain pattern in your life that propels you towards the results. You find the team of people who will harmonize with you, you know with clarity that each day is moving you on this path. You may break down big accomplishments into smaller quarterly, monthly and weekly assignments. The requirement is that you feel these are totally possible. When that feeling is strong when the assignments are first set out on paper your internal guidance will begin immediately to show you how to make it happen.
Finding your accomplishments begins by discovering your mission. Missions don't have to be some BIG task either. They can be as simple as "provide a loving home for my 2 children" or as complex as "earn more than enough to give my family a comfortable life so I can give to my favorite cause".
Sometimes our accomplishments can design our life mission. For example in the case of Greg Mortinsen (Author of 3 Cups of Tea) he had this accomplishment to build schools for girls in Afghanistan. He knew it was something that had to be done and he could get it done. It started small and with focus developed into a life mission that is changing the world we live in.
So what about you?
What are you driven to do?
What will be your gift to the world around you?
The family or community you live in, or the world at large?
If you are tired of just setting goals and you wish to truly accomplish things in your life contact me to receive a complimentary ticket to my upcoming tele-series.The world is waiting for you to step up so let's get started now.
Learn more about the author, Marian Hobson.
Comment on this article
No one has posted a comment yet. Be the first!
- business plans
- quarterly review