Although I find the end of the summer the best time of the year for making new business goals, most entrepreneurs take advantage of the New Year to write down some new goals for their business. I believe as many do, if you don't take the time to decide where you are headed in your business, you stay exactly where you are. The whole purpose of owning a business is to ensure you are progressing in the growth and services you offer your customers. We aren't meant to uphold the status quo - if we did, we could almost guarantee business failure.
I reently listened to Brian Tracy discuss goals and how to make 2014 your best year ever.
For me, there were some very simple, yet practical takeaways from his presentation. Not least among them was his suggestion that we need to be clear about our goals but flexible about our process to achieve them. I wonder how often our personal experience bias gets in our way and prevents us from being as flexible as we could be?
It was also interesting to think about the three major obstacles that prevent goal achievement, as presented by Brian. He suggested that they are: