You’ve spent time and energy growing your business. When it comes to work, you cross one finish line after another. Sure, you get a daily sense of accomplishment, but you can also hit “the arrival fallacy” - where you enter into a state of sadness after reaching a goal. This state can bring you to a halt.
So, what’s the solution?
Luckily, you can avoid this state and feel the motivation to keep going! The secret is in continuous goals that get you excited about your business and bring meaning to your life.
What do you want to achieve in the future? Effective goals help you focus on what’s important - your desired result/achievement.
Consider these equations:
Speaking of equations, you can think about goals and they’re all about the numbers. But how do you set meaningful goals - the kind that makes you want to jump out of bed each morning?
Try these strategies:
Bonus: What’s the One Thing You Can Do That Will Have the Biggest Impact?
Check in with your goals in a timely manner:
Setting goals doesn’t have to feel like a chore! Let yourself dream. Imagine your best, most satisfying life. What do you do each day? What would your perfect day be like? What are you feeling? Who are you with? These are your inspirational goals.
Then, determine specific actions you can take that will lead you to these goals.
Lastly, follow your plan and enjoy the results!
Patrick Loke is the founder of Actual Impact Consulting and Portrait Photography Profits. He has over 20 years experience owning and running both online and traditional businesses. He has performed as a sales and marketing consultant to small and medium sized enterprises since 2012.