To be successful in your business, you will need to set concrete goals. I'm not talking about those random ideas floating around in your head that you've never shared or taken to paper. I'm talking about specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, timed, goals.
Write Your Goals Down
Here's a fun fact: You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down. This is because it forces you to be really specific and think about exactly what it is you are trying to achieve. It also helps you to remember the goal when you are able to see it in front of you daily as opposed to it being a fleeting idea that pops into your head occasionally.
I used to be guilty of setting goals in my mind, but then I wouldn't follow through. I think that subconsciously, not being able to see them made it hurt less if I gave up. Writing them down has made them more real, in a sense, and has helped me tremendously. The saying, "out of sight, out of mind" truly applies when it comes to this situation. When you don't see the goal in front of you, it's hard to see yourself achieving it.
I urge you to grab a pen and paper—the old fashioned way—today, and write down your goals—no matter how big or small you think they might be. You can write them however you want, whether cursive, print, bubble letters, as long as your writing utensil is meeting with your piece of paper. When you are done, put it somewhere that you visit often in your home and would have a clear view of it. I keep one copy in my bedroom and one in my planner, because I always have that with me.
I guarantee you that after a few days or weeks, you will be so much closer to reaching the goals you've written down than you would have been otherwise. Don't believe me? Just try it for yourself.
Kacy-Ann Valembrun is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media manager for hire. She is a newlywed, woman of faith with expert knowledge, personal experience, and particular interest in digital marketing, personal development, and women empowerment. If you are interested in having her produce engaging content for your business, you can learn more here. When Kacy's not writing, you can find her exploring her new neighborhood in the midwest, reading while sipping on a cup of oolong tea, or enjoying some fresh air at a nearby park.