‘Tis the season that we are looking at the New Year with business goals in mind.

Too soon?

Business goals, personal goals, annual, monthly, weekly, daily. All important!

Here’s a quick best practice (or jab!) about goal setting.

Goals should be written.

In a business plan, on your Daily Fight Plan (or any daily planning tool you might use), on a white board, chalk board, Chairman of the Board, or posted on your bathroom mirror.

Best if you can see your goal every day so you can think about the HOW every day.

A Harvard Business School study found:

      83% of the population does not have any clearly defined goals

      14% have goals but not written down

      3% of the population has goals that are written down

The study concluded that the 3 percent that had written goals were earning an astounding 10 times more income than that of the 83 percent group.

In addition, similar studies have shown that individuals with written goals tend to have better health and happier marriages than those without goals.

How about that?

The power of written business goals is indisputable. Writing your goals down is the first step to any action.

And write them the old-fashioned way – with pen and paper, not typed in a computer. Why is writing your goals so important?

It creates a commitment in your mind that gives you the momentum to perform the actions necessary to achieve your immediate goals.

Writing them down is even more crucial for your long-term business goals.

Other than writing down your business goals, what will be your goals for 2022?

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