Have you realised that it’s almost the end of the year? How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Whether you made a New Year’s resolution or have simply tried to commit to something since then, you’ll know that within a few months those resolutions often end up unfulfilled. So what is the trick to keeping those goals on track and ensuring you achieve them?
My secret is answering six crucial questions when outlining your goals to ensure you can make them happen.
No matter what goals you set for yourself, chances are you’re going to need someone else’s help to accomplish them. The key is to identify the people who are able to help you achieve your endeavours on your road to success.
The first person to consider is a mentor. A mentor is someone who has already achieved significant success and who you can learn and get advice from. Finding someone who has already accomplished the kind of success you are pursuing, and building a relationship with them can help you achieve your goals faster.
In addition to a mentor, an important person to have on your side when setting your goals is someone who can help build your network. Having the right connections, particularly in business, can significantly improve the odds for your success. This person can help connect you to the right people, making the introductions you need to achieve your goals.
Finally, whose cooperation do you need? Do you need an investor or client to say yes in order to achieve your goal? No matter what your goal is, there’s a good chance that achieving it means getting the cooperation of someone else, the person who needs to say ‘yes’. This usually calls for some persuasive efforts on your part so it’s important to remember to make your goals appealing to them as well.