If all goes to plan, this time next year, you will have successfully completed your goals for 2019 …
There is something motivational about the new year. For many businesses, the new year renews inspiration, enthusiasm and aspiration for improvement. Now is the perfect time to reflect on your 2018 and create your realistic goals for 2019.
There are so many ways a business can improve, whether it be through their marketing methods, leads, sales or ROI. If you’re excited for 2019 to be your best business year yet, then it all starts by building your business up for success with targets.
Lead yourself to results, focus how you spend your time and keep motivated throughout the entire year.
Using SMART Goals for 2019
Use the acronym SMART to keep your goals on track.
For the best results, your goals should be:
- – Specific: do you know exactly what you need to do?
- – Measurable: can you monitor your progress?
- – Achievable: are they realistic?
- – Relevant: will they help you work towards a better business?
- – Time-based: do you have a helpful timeline?
Top Tops for Setting Goals In 2019
1. Break Big Goals into Small Ones
Perhaps you have a big goal you want to work towards, like increasing your ROI. But this goal alone is too broad to be attainable – so create mini goals to help you achieve it.
Consider creating your own to-do list to keep you on track and focused to reach the end goal.
2. Set Realistic Deadlines
It’s easy to lose track of how close you should be to reaching your goal. So, to keep you focused, measure your time and monitor your progress.
Don’t set yourself up for failure, make sure your deadlines are achievable!
As we get further into the year it’s easy to lose motivation and give-up goal reaching. To avoid this possible problem, routinely reassess your goals to ensure they’re still attainable.
Circumstances in business change all the time, while your goal may have been reachable in the new year, perhaps a few months in the goal needs to be re-evaluated.
Using SMART and our top tips, create your own business-specific goals to boost your success in 2019. Best of luck!
Do you have any goals you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.