Successful people have planned goals. Clearly defined objectives. They know where they are on their plan and are able to overcome issues when they crop up. They learn from their experiences and use their learning to become more efficient. Their goals are also clearly written down.
A clearly written statement is the best way to start your journey. It puts your goal out in the open. It can be amended but it always exists.
Why did you join this business? The answer is the starting point for your three year goal. Repeat – Having a plan to achieve your goal is vital. You need to know where you are going and how you will get there. Most successful people will you tell their success was planned.
You get an excellent plan with this business. However, it is important for you to create your own written statement (SMART goals) for what you want to achieve within the next three years working the plan. It is not unusual to have short term statements that fit into your ultimate three year goal.
The SMART method is very popular and we recommend you use this or something similar to define your goals.
You will always know how you are doing because the business provides you with information which you can use to measure your progress against your plan. You log any actions you take such as training on the system provided and the system also keeps a record of any product activities. You have access to this information through the system known as the back office.
Remember: Keeping your records up to date is important.
Checking your progress against your goal statement keeps you informed of your progress and any adjustments you have to make to get back on target. There is no reason why you can’t achieve your target early and many do. Initially committing to the plan as a three-year process is important whether you achieve some of your steps early or not.
S.M.A.R.T goals are very popular. There is an explanation above plus an example below.
Once you reach your three-year goal you may want to consider a new goal and by then you should be comfortable following your plan. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.