Many business owners often lose motivation in business because they do not have goals to work towards to – be it business goals or just personal goals.
They get deflated easily and lose their drive because they feel that they do not know which direction they are headed for.
It will be extremely helpful if you set yourself some clear goals – both for your business and for your life. So, how do you set clear goals for your business?
1) Think about your goal horizon.
How many years do you give yourself to achieve that goal? Is it 2 years, 5 years, 10 years? The longer you can think out, the better because that way you will have a long term vision happening for yourself.
2) What are the goals that motivate you?
Is it money? Is it time? Is it a family holiday? Is it building a business empire? Whatever that may be, the goal that you set has to be one that drives you. It’s not about anyone else’s, it’s about you.
Another recommendation is to set a goal that is outside of self. Something that will help either your community or some people in need. Something that is bigger and beyond you and your business.
When you set goals, you will be more clear on where you are going with yourself and your business. Goals will give your business meaning and give your life purpose. Things will become meaningful because you are actually driving towards something that you want to achieve. You get direction, you get a clear path, you get a way forward.
Take some time out of your business, or the weekend, head off to somewhere inspiring and start setting the goals for yourself and your business.