Setting Goals For Success – 5 Top Tips For Successful Entrepreneurship

21 Nov

Everybody wants to be successful in life.
In whatever we do, our primary aim is
to be successful in it. But we realize
that often time, our plans take another
turn, in the course of execution, or fail
totally to yield desired results. This is
always the case when we fail to put
certain measures in place, or act in
ignorance of important steps and
Consider when you set goals for the
year, and at the end of the year, it
turns out that you are yet to achieve
any of the goals you had set. This
exposes a lapse in harmonizing one’s
personal discipline and attitude, with
goals-both personal and organizational.
In this article, I will outline 5 important
tips for successful goal setting and
entrepreneurship. These tips can help
us set viable goals, and effectively
implement courses of action that will
lead to the achievement of such goals.
1. Setting SMART Goals:
Goals define our role and generally
challenge us to be better. It also
motivates us to be unwavering and
persistent on a particular task.
Therefore, goals that will yield positive
results must be SMART . This means that
our goals must be;
a. Specific.
b. Measurable.
c. Relevant.
d. Timely and
e. Attainable.
2. Organization:
Our business goals should be broken
down into smaller goal sets, with
specified role requirements, and
carefully assigned to different people to
carry out.
However, you should ensure people
who are responsible for a particular role,
are trained to efficiently and effectively
carry out their task. You should also
oversee the processes to ensure they
remain in harmony with set goals.
3. Efficiency:
In carrying out actions that could lead to
the achievement of goals, there is a
great need to be efficient and
knowledgeable enough in assigned
roles. Hence, regular training and
evaluation is required to ensure utmost
efficiency in a goal getting process.
4. Accountability:
This is a very vital aspect of our
existence. We need to be accountable
to ourselves and others too.
The African Managers Initiative Team
suggests that having an Accountability
Partner can address the lapse between
our desire to be accountable, and
actually being accountable.
what is an accountability partner?
An accountability partner is a person
who coaches another person in terms
of helping the other person keep a
commitment. credit to wikipedia
This Accountability Partner should be
someone you trust and respect-
preferably a senior colleague or a
partner. He/she should be one who can
hold you responsible to your goals, and
speak up without fear when you lose
focus or go wrong. This latest invention
by the African Managers Initiative has
shown high level of practicability and
5. Time Management:
No matter where you are or what you
do, time is always of essence, and
should be smartly managed for
optimum benefits. I will write about
time management in my next article.
But it is worthy of mention here, as
everything I have outlined above could
fail if time is not properly and smartly
managed and used.
Research shows that every one hour
wasted amounts to a corresponding
hourly income loss. This is essentially
true in core areas of our business life,
as inputs directly determine expected
output-all other things being equal.
We should therefore be keen on
deploying the best suited time
management technique for our unique
goals and roles.

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