It’s no surprise that having and achieving business goals are critical for any kind of success. Goals are necessary to help you identify who you are, what you want and how you can grow as a provider.
But for many, the process of identifying your goals can seem more daunting than it needs to be. Here’s a quick guide on setting goals efficiently, so you can dedicate more time to actually achieving them.
1. REMOVE the roadblock
Taking those first steps toward identifying your goals can be intimidating. The best thing to keep in mind is that there is no right way to start, nor is there a perfect time. So jump in with both feet—brainstorm a list of anything and everything that could help achieve your bottom line.
2. REFINE your vision
Now go back through the list from your brainstorming session and start fleshing it out into actionable items that are broken down into steps. This means you’re making your goals SMART: specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and time-based.
3. REVISIT your commitment
We all know how busy day-to-day life gets, and that’s no exception for providers. It’s important to keep your goals top of mind so that you stay focused and committed to achieving them. Keep a physical list within view at your desk, set reminders on your calendar—whatever you need to keep yourself accountable and on track.
4. REWARD little victories
Celebrate the small milestones along the journey to your final destination. This will not only help you stay motivated to keep moving forward—but it will also give you a good sense of how you are consistently moving toward achieving your ultimate goals.