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This is the time of year when most people in the Real Estate Industry are putting together their Business Plans or setting goals for 2007. Some will be doing their Business Plan or setting goals in writing, while others will take a less formal approach and just make a conscious personal decision to what they want to accomplish in the up coming year. We all need goals in our life and in our business. If we do not have goals and a direction of where we want to be, then we will never get there.
Can you imagine stating out on a trip to a specific location, and not have a clue as to how you were going to get there. What do you think the odds would be that you would just accidentally find your way there? Not very good I would say. So what makes anyone think that they are going to get where they want to be in life and in business without thinking it through, and putting into place a method for achieving it.
Whether your plans and goals for 2007 are in writing or a personal commitment to yourself, they need to be realistic, balanced, and they need to have boundaries and limitations. Yes I am talking about goals, but goals have to fit into our overall priorities in life. That is why they need to have boundaries and limitations. I have seen to many people set business goals and forget how they will affect everything else in their life. We need to count the cost of our goals, and I am not talking about dollars and cents, I am talking about the cost to other areas of our life.
I don’t know about you, but my priorities are:
God first above all.
My family, and not looking back and regretting that I did not commit enough time to them.
Work and fulfilling my commitments to my employer and clients.
Everything else does not really matter the order that it is in, because it changes as my life changes.
Having clearly identified my priorities I can now establish my goals for my worship, my family, my career. See if we just go about setting our business goals and plans, without taking into consideration the other priorities that are important us, then it would be like starting out on that trip without a map. My goals have to be put into the proper priority, that means I have to put boundaries and limits on what they can be. If my business goals are such that they will take every waken minute of my life to accomplish them, then guess what? They have just taken priority over what I have just claimed are the 1st and 2nd most important things in my life, because I will not have any time for them.
So as you put together your Business Plan and set your goals, do them within the proper boundaries. As you are writing them down or stating them to yourself, see if they are leap frogging over other things that are more important to you. That your goals are not set so high, that there isn’t anytime for other things that you feel are more important. If you do this then you will have a truly workable Business Plan. One that is balance within your priorities.
Let me use a parable that those of us in the Real Estate Business can identify with. Just as a property has physical boundary lines that it is set in, so we to need to have physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries in our life. The inability to set appropriate boundaries in our life will only end up in us failing to achieve what we truly seek to accomplish. Don’t let 2007 be a year that of regret, but a year of truly accomplishing what is important. Draw your map and follow it so that you can arrive at the destination that you want to be, and do not let anything get in your way from getting there.
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