One piece of advice I give to to my team - Always set big goals!
Goals can be defined as the ongoing pursuit of a dream or “dreams with a deadline”! I apply the S.M.A.R.T. method of establishing goals, i.e., they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
But don’t start stop there. I have asked my team to answer the following questions after they have written each of their goals:
(1) Why is reaching this goal important to me?
(2)What are the benefits of reaching this goal?
(3) What are the skills or knowledge required to reach this goal?
(4) What specific plan of action will it take to reach this goal?
(5) What is the deadline or date of completion?
The goals you set should be YOURS and should be linked to your mission and purpose, your “WHY” you do what you do. Your strategy will be the actual plan of action you implement to accomplish these goals on a day to day basis that will take your life to the level of success you have envisioned.
Each week, set aside a time to reflect and review your vision and your plan.This forces you to answer honestly the question “What did I accomplish last week?”And then the other question “What will I accomplish THIS week?” If you do not have it plugged into your week, it just will not happen. It is during these times of reflection that you can “check up and check off” what you have accomplished and what still needs to be done.
Remember - Always set big goals!