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Are You Focused Enough?

Apr 11, 2008
Do you feel like you're not really moving forward within your career? If you feel this way, or you're discontent, you should know that you're not alone. Many business men and women, even if they're wildly successful, feel as if they are sanding still rather than moving forward. One of the questions you should ask yourself if you feel this way is, "Am I focused enough?" In order for an individual to move forward and thrive, they must be focused and strategic as far as their business goes. If you're not focused enough, you can be moving and moving but not going forward at all. One of the best ways to become focused is through goals.

Goals are a valuable tool that one can use in any situation at all. Failed marriages can be saved through goals, ill people can become well through goals and businesses can thrive even more through the use of goals. So, how do you do it? First, you will need to decide what you want. What is your idea of success? What would have to happen for you to think that you are successful? Once you have answered these questions, you can get started with your goals. Here are some guidelines to follow which will help you set focused, clear goals and move forward!

What Strategy Should You Use?

Using the answers to your question, you will know what you need to achieve. If you feel that earning more money would help you feel successful, you know that you need to earn more money. This is what you have to achieve. So, next, you need to decide which strategy you should use in order to achieve this. Let's pretend that in order for you to earn more money you need to get higher paying clients for your business. What can you do to get higher paying clients? These are the strategies that you will use. These are what you will have to do in order to achieve your goals.

Setting Goals

Now that you know what you have to accomplish, you can make goals in order to do it. So, if your first goal is to get higher paying clients, you need to make your list of strategies in order to accomplish this and then devote a certain amount of time each day, week or month doing these things in order to get your higher paying clients. These are the things you do in order to achieve your goals. Without the strategies, your goals will not be accomplished.

Being Specific

When you set goals, it's one thing to say that you'd like to get higher paying clients, but being specific will help you be more focused. So, saying something like, "I need to get three higher paying clients this week," will be more practical. Then, you can do what you must do in order to achieve the goal that you've made for yourself. This also helps you know if you have achieved your goal or not! Here are a few other tips! Make sure that you don't set too many goals at one time so that you don't become overwhelmed. Also, if you don't accomplish your goal, keep the goal the same and try again. If you try hard enough, you will get it eventually!
About the Author
Steve Scott is a business/life coach and business development consultant. He teaches the self-employed to advance to a business and life of greater freedom and abundance. http://www.progresssetfree.com
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