SMART Goal Setting…The Path To Success

Setting the right goals involves direction, decision and determination. This is why SMART goal setting helps us answer important questions that'll take us where we want to go (Direction). Which in turn help us make the right decisions on the road to achieving those goals.

When our goals fit our interests, values, needs, and capacities, then we will be even more determined to achieving them. So for the purpose of this site, We'll give you our personal take on how we use this process to set goals.

I) Starting an online business and 2) Getting a local store or business online.

As you may already know S.M.A.R.T. means that our goals should be: S for Specific, M for Measurable, A for Attainable, R for Relevant, and T for Timely.

This is pretty straight forward, right? However, we'll give you business-specific perspectives on how you can use this process to set goals you can achieve. Ultimately, it's you and only you who can make it work.

Types of business goals:

Regular work goals:

Operating more efficiently. Improving the quality of the product or service.

Problem-solving goals:

These provide business owners an opportunity to define their major problems and to set a goal to solve each one. There is no danger of ever running out of problems; new problems or new versions of old problems are always present.

Innovative goals:

Because of the pressure for new products and new methods in todays marketplace, innovation now gets much attention. Some even say: Innovate or die.

Business owners should seek new and better production methods, explore better ways to serve customers and propose new products for the company.

Business owners will need to use innovative approaches to make the company competitive in a fast-changing national and international economic environment.

Development goals:

In setting development goals, you recognize the importance of acquiring new skills. As a business owner you should plan for the continued growth for yourself and of each employee, both in technical areas and in work relations with fellow employees.

Based on these types of goals for your business, you should make sure that each one is achievable. Let's set goals that we can achieve. The S.MAR.T. acronym answers questions that'll take us where we want to go step by step.

So, this process demands that our goals are: S = Specific: Decide exactly what you want.

SMART Goal Setting