3 Tricks for Setting Goals You’ll Actually Keep

3 Tricks for Setting Goals You’ll Actually Keep

We all start the new year with the best intentions…


“2022 is going to be the year that I finally (fill in the blank with an optimistic but unobtainable goal)!”


But a few weeks later, many of us have broken our resolutions or forgotten them all together. It’s not just personal goals that fall by the wayside - we frequently forget the objectives we set for our businesses before February rolls around. 


So, what’s the solution? 


No, it’s not, “stop setting goals.” The solution is to set your target and then create a plan that gets you there! 


See, we often get derailed on the path to our goals because we didn’t plan and prepare for the things we might encounter along the way, but if we take the time to set our intentions AND figure out what we need to do to get there, we’ll be far more likely to meet them. 


Here are 3 strategies to help you make (and keep!) your 2022 goals:

 

  1. Set Quantifiable Goals
    There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big and reaching for the stars, but it’s awfully hard to reach a goal that has no quantifiable measure of success.
    Don’t toss out an arbitrary idea like, “I’m going to bring in more customers this year.” Set a goal with real numbers in mind. “I’m going to increase my profits by 20% this year.” Or “I’m going to land 30 new clients by the end of Q1.” 
    These missions are easy to track and measure, and that helps you stay your course and accomplish what you set out to do. 
  2. Chart Your Steps
    You’ve got big ideas, but you have to know how you’re going to get there! Don’t just set a goal and hope for the best. State your intentions and formulate a step-by-step plan to make it happen. 
    Consider obstacles or problems that might arise, and plan for how you’ll avoid them or solve them. Include smaller milestones along the way that tell you that you’re on track to meet your goals or warn you that you need to course correct. 
  3. Mix Long-term and Short-term goals
    Sure, you can set SOME year-end goals, but they shouldn’t ALL be long-term! Short-term goals are usually easier to achieve, and they bring a sense of accomplishment that keep you energized and encouraged along the path to bigger things. 
    When you can congratulate yourself on every milestone you meet on the journey to your ultimate destination, you’re far more likely to keep moving forward and doing the work to achieve the goals you set for the new year. 


It’s not too late to plan for 2022! The Resonetrics team can help you evaluate your business, set your objectives, and plan for your best year yet! Let’s talk about what you want to accomplish this year.