Be SMART if you need to achieve in business

2017-12-21 06:00
KasibizchatSobs Gogoba

KasibizchatSobs Gogoba

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Season’s greetings to all.

I have a fondness for these engagements with readers.

This is an important time of the year for everyone, the employed and self-employed.

I would like to advise you to plan and set goals for the new year. When you run a business, you have two sets of goals to aim for. Set personal and business goals. Its important that your goals must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely).

I say Specific because your goals should be clear, otherwise you will not be able to focus your efforts or feel truly motivated to achieve them.

When you draft your goals, you should be able to answer the 5 Ws and the H questions: What do I want to accomplish. Why is this goal important.

Who should be involved. Where is it located. Which resources or limits are involved, and How to go about acquiring such resources.

If you have answers to these, it greatly help in getting a clear picture of what you want to achieve.

By Measurable we mean: it’s important to have measurable goals, so that you can track your progress and stay motivated. Assessing progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal.

Achievable: it must be possible to achieve your goals. They must not be far fetched and too big to achieve in 12 month’s time.

Realistic: they must be relevant to your current situation. Is this the right time to set that goal?

Timely or time-bound: time bound means goals should have a deadline, a target date. The target date helps you to focus on what you need to do and when to achieve it. Have a blessed festive season and a prosperous new year. Sobz Gogoba – (021) 826-2608/078 1080 830

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