Discover Your Desire
In my book, “The Wealth Attraction Formula,” I talk about desire and vision. Desire influences more than just your personal vision. It impacts your goals. Similarly, desire impacts your company, your clients, your employees and every one of the decisions you on a day to day basis. Your desires form the WHY’s of what you do and the foundation of your visions. They are the reason you keep doing the day to day things. So, consider taking the time to sit and write down why you are in business. It sounds futile, but it has long-lasting impacts.
Establish Your Vision
Vision provides you with a direction in all areas of your life. You have a personal vision and a professional vision for yourself. A strong personal vision keeps you operating at your highest levels. You will take each step with purpose and passion. If you establish a strong personal vision to follow, you will be able to sustain a positive, forward-looking mindset. To establish your personal vision, determine what is most important to you regarding relationships, wealth, health, happiness, and time management. To set goals you will WANT to achieve, your goals must aline with your vision.
Your business vision is just as important. Write down why the business exists, who does the business service, what does the business do well in, what does the business hope to achieve and what is the business committed to. By establishing your business vision, you will set guidelines for any future decisions the company will make.
Goals To Line Up With Your Vision
Before we get into the specifics of goal setting, your personal and business vision must be clearly represented in your goals. If you set a goal that does not line up with your personal and business goals, it is very unlikely that you’re going to follow through.
The SMART acronym for effective goal setting was first written down by George T. Doran, a consultant and former Director of Corporate Planning for Washington Water Power Company. Doran published a paper titled “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives”, in which he outlined a framework for “a statement of results to be achieved”.
As a tool for setting and reaching goals, few other ideas have become as popular since then. The simplicity of the concept is perhaps the singular reason for its success since it was presented in 1981. The original definition links five criteria:
S = SPECIFIC: target a specific area for improvement.
M = MEASURABLE: quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
A = ASSIGNABLE: specify who will do it.
R = REALISTIC: state how you can realistically achieve results with available resources.
T = TIME-RELATED: specify when you must achieve the result.
S.M.A.R.T. goals will prompt you to clearly consider and define your goals with specific objectives. This process reduces the risk of creating a vague or unclear goal that you are unlikely to achieve.
In my book, “The Wealth Attraction Formula,” I show you how to begin attracting wealth toward you. Therefore, I challenge you to follow its principles so that your desires and vision can line up with goals you will want to achieve. Begin the journey with me today!