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4 Ways to Know Your Goals Are Too Small  

by mind development scholar
When deciding on long- and short-term goals, perhaps the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable best exemplifies a healthy process. If you aim too high, not attaining them can be too hot. Aim too low, and your motivation could get cold. Setting the best goals for your needs is a lot like serving porridge, it needs to be just right. That being said, there is no right recipe or perfect temperature that works for everyone. Goals, like porridge, is not a one type fits all product. The happy medium goal for each of us can be vastly different from that […]

Getting SMART with Your Sales Goals

by personal development journalist
Achieve Results by Setting the Right Sales Goals Sales is all about achieving results, but how are you going to get there? Reaching a destination requires directions, and achieving results requires goal-setting. After all, how can you track your progress or celebrate success if you don’t know what you are hoping to accomplish? Goal setting improves performance: One 2015 study by psychologist Gail Matthews at Dominican University revealed that participants who actually wrote down their goals performed 33% better than those who did not. The world of psychology is filled with similar findings which emphasize the connection between goals and […]

Take Charge of Your Business: Set SMART Goals

by personal development journalist
Setting clear goals for your company is a key business performance strategy. They should serve as the foundation of your original business plan and the compass for your organization as it moves forward. The most effective goals create clarity of purpose and outline objectives to strive for. To set the right goals for your company, use SMART, a powerful mnemonic for Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, and Time-bound. 1. Specific To be practical, business goals must be clearly defined. The easiest way to make them specific is by answering the basics of “how”, “who”, “what”, “when”, “where” and “why”. 2. […]

Get SMART: Help Employees Write More Effective Performance Goals

by personal development journalist
Goal-setting is a critical part of the performance review process. But unrealistic or vague goals can frustrate employees, killing their motivation and productivity. Goals should be written so they’re specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART). This practice leaves little to the imagination and provides clear communication between employees and supervisors. What are SMART goals? SMART goals are those that are: Specific – It includes the who, what, when, where and how. Measurable – A numeric or descriptive measure that defines quantity, quality, cost, etc. Achievable – A goal that is within the employees’ control and influence. Relevant – A […]