7 Principles to Successful Goal Setting...

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID

7 Principles to Successful Goal Setting


Now that January is nearly over, I hope we all have had a great start on the new year, implementing our goals and resolutions.


In case you have not yet been able to start, it’s not too late!


Next week brings on a new beginning of another month. If you have not yet set some goals or dialed in on your business plan, I hope these 7 principles will help get you started:


1.     Your goals must be specific, detailed and clear. Highly defined goals are attained, fuzzy goals are forgotten.

2.     The goals you set must be measurable.  It helps to know where you are now, so you can better measure your end results.

3.     The best goals have deadlines. There is nothing like urgency to help create motivation.

4.     Goals must stretch you from the norm. One HUGE bi-product of achieving goals is the person it makes you along the journey.

5.     Your goals must have balance with personal life, business, spiritual, physical and mental.

6.     Your goals need to be in alignment with your values. You cannot achieve goals that are contradictory to your true values.

7.     Defining your purpose is one of the biggest challenges we have, yet this one alone will help characterize the rest of your goals.  I encourage you to read the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.


Best of selling, discipline and life to you in these upcoming months!


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Comments (5)

Lisa Walston
Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties - Greenwood, IN

Well stated. Great post!

Jan 30, 2011 12:17 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Thank you, Lisa. I continue to try to get my agents on a goal system and these are the basics...

Jan 30, 2011 12:28 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Don, how time appropriate.  I just went over my 2011 WRITTEN goals.  I added two - one was simple - contact past clients and ASK for a referral.  The other, pass out at least 2 business cards or calendars ( I ordered 2000 and am down to 275) a day. I've already crossed off one goal for the year and am working on 2 other ones and hope to have them crossed off by mid-February.

Thanks for constantly inspiring me.  No wonder you're a top agent in Nampa, ID!!!

Jan 30, 2011 05:29 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Juli, good for you! You are on a big head start for 2011! Way to write them down AND review them!

Jan 31, 2011 04:01 PM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

they are so important and to have them written down and visualize is equally important. I believe you have to have a way to measure your progress.

Jul 25, 2011 08:18 PM