Short Term Goals
August 15, 2013
Long-term goals are crucial for a successful business but short term goals help you reach them.
For short-term goals to be successful, they must be achievable, encouraging and have realistic timelines. Short-term goals can cover daily, weekly or monthly timelines. We recommend adopting the S.M.A.R.T. method of setting short-term goals. Smart stands for; Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time specific.
Break your larger goals down into achievable short-term objectives. Increasing sales by a smaller percentage each month is more realistic then a much higher yearly increase.
Make sure to consistently review your goals and find out the reasons why they have not been accomplished. This will help you evaluate what is working and what is not.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Start with a daily goal, a weekly goal or a monthly goal. Record your goals in a planner, on your calendar or on your computer and keep them in plain sight. Visualizing the goals will help remind you of what you are working towards.
Be flexible and realize that some goals change or become obsolete along the way. Always be ready to review them.
Successful businesses know how to direct employees to accomplish their short-term goals in order to achieve their long-term goals.