Now we talk goals and how they help you boost your confidence. Goals help in many areas of our lives; they help us accomplish more, they help keep us on track, and they also force us to think about what we want in life or business.
With smart goals in place, you are more likely to see progress than you would running bling with no goals. That in itself will give you a huge boost in your confidence. That confidence is what you need to get the courage to tackle your next set of goals.
Now, let’s look deeper into this process. First, you need to determine what you want; what specifically is your goal? Notice that I said SPECIFICALLY. Weight loss, getting in shape, or being rich is a thought but not a real goal. If you don’t specify how much weight you want to lose, you won’t have anything to measure your progress on. If you want to lose 15 pounds total then you may want to set a 2 pound loss a week as a goal. If you don’t know how much you want to lose, you won’t know if those two pounds are where you should stop at or continue until you reach a certain number. Goals give you an ending point to look forward to.
If you want to get in shape, you need to know what “in shape” means to you. Does it mean being able to play with your kids without feeling winded? Does it mean running in the next 5K race? Although they are two very different goals, they both fall under being “in shape”. However, the preparation and process to reach each goal will be very different. You can’t begin to measure your progress and success unless you set a well-defined goal.
The same holds true for the idea of being rich with a successful business. That’s just an idea. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad starting point to set a goal, but it’s not an actual goal. How successful do you want your business? How much money do you consider making you rich? Do you want your business to be a household name or do you just want to be able to work less with more money from your business? Those are very different goals that all fall under the idea of “successful business” or “being rich”. They may amount to a fairly similar end point, but the motivation behind them is different.
This is another important part of goal setting that will help you boost your confidence.
Don’t throw an arbitrary number out there, whether its money, weight lost, or how fast you can run a mile, make it mean something. It’s much easier to stick to the goal of building $10,000 to grow your company.
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Each step that gets you closer to your goal has real meaning and it increases your self-confidence.
Let me know your goals in the comments below or in our Facebook Group. We’ll let you know how to break down those goals into smaller steps and help you achieve them.