Posts Tagged ‘goals’

What Will You Change in the New Year?

If you are like me you don’t go for the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. From what I’ve read about them not many people are successful with this process. The classic example is people who join a gym at the beginning of the year and within a month or two are no longer attending. But, resolutions are not the same as asking what will you change in the new year and there are real differences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clear Vision Produces Clear Communication

Imagine trying to explain something to someone when you don’t see it clearly yourself. Difficult as that would be we do it regularly in business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Effective Goals Should be Dynamic

How often do you find yourself revising your goals? If you are like most people it’s more often that you care to admit.

Goals Are Not Static

The word static refers something that is fixed or stationary. That actually sounds like something that should be a trait of a goal, and to some extent it is. However, even the best goals can run into obstacles that may make it necessary to alter them. Now that does not always happen, but Read the rest of this entry »

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You Either Move Toward Your Goal or Away From It

Being deliberate in moving toward you goal is essential. Not doing so is actually moving away from it.

Life Moves On

When you set a goal it will not happen all by itself. You must have a game plan to make it happen and act on that plan. While it’s possible your goal could come to fruition without direct action, do you really think that is very likely? It is much more likely that Read the rest of this entry »

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Stay Focused and Move to the Goal

Most of us have had the experience of struggling to do something only to hear someone say, “Focus. You can do this.” This is common in sports and school, yet the idea applies just as aptly in the business arena.

What Does It Mean to Focus?

Basically focus is the main point of attention. In optics one definition is a clear and sharply defined image. Combining these two ideas we have a picture of what it means to stay focused in business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Let Failure Stop You

We all experience failures. In business, just as in our personal life, what we do with the failures matters more than the actual failures.

Failure Is a Certainly

No matter how well we plan and execute, there are times when we will simply fail. Accept it and get on with the show. In other words, Read the rest of this entry »

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What is Business Success?

Is your business successful? How do you know whether it is or isn’t? First, you need to know what success looks like.

Traditional Definition of Success

Traditionally we tend to think of success along the lines of achieving goals, obtaining wealth, favorable outcome, or something similar. We even refer to someone who has done this as a success. Let’s look a little closer.

Some Examples

In sports the pinnacle of success is winning a national title, a championship, or a medal such as the gold medal in the Olympics. In business we might consider success as Read the rest of this entry »

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Diligent Financial Planning

Dictionary.com defines diligent as “constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything“. As a working definition that is fine, but when it comes to execution there is more to it.

Negative Diligence

Throughout life we encounter people who almost seem as if they are determined to fail. However, have you ever met someone who really wanted to fail? Probably not. Yet, despite a desire to succeed Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Not Too Late

If you sometimes wonder if it is too late to achieve you goals, your thoughts are getting in your way.

Thoughts in my Way?

Yes, if you are thinking it is too late, that thought is the first barrier you face. Who knows, maybe you won’t be successful; then again, maybe you WILL. However, if you think you are too late you are carrying around a pattern of thinking that will hold you back from Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s a New Year

New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them at some time in our life. Likewise, we’ve all failed at keeping them. Why is that?

A Misguided Commitment

I really think where we first err is that we try to do it with willpower alone. Now don’t misunderstand me. Will power has it place, but alone it rarely works. It generally ends up like the picture below.

 New Years Resolutions

I actually saw the picture above on Facebook.com and thought it summarized our dilemma quite well.

Just a Thought

I think if we are to improve at anything we first Read the rest of this entry »

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