Everything that we do, have its own reason why we do that.
Those reasons can be simply our wishes where everything starts.
Those reasons can be our goals that also can be produced from our own wishes.
Our productivity can be measured through our success to achieve those goals. If you achieve your goals quickly, with less investment of time, money and effort, you can tell that you are more productive.
How you set your goals will have a large impact on your achievement. If your goals are clear and ensure your focus to your best achievement, your productivity in the achievement of the goals will be much higher.
On the other hand, when you set up your goals, you can make a mistake setting up goals which are:
- Difficult to watch the implementation, and you simply can’t know whether they are achieved or not.
- Too general that don’t give you the real benefits why you need to achieve them.
- Unachievable that means you will work on something that you can’t achieve.
- Without a time frame when they must be achieved that will give you the sense of urgency.
Such goals can be the largest source of your unproductive efforts of their achievement.
Ensure Better Goals to Become More Productive With SMART Goals
How you can ensure better goals to become more productive in your achievement?
The answer is simple. Using the SMART goal system to set up your goals, you can drastically improve your achievement.
Your goals need to be SMART goals.
What’s this mean for you as an entrepreneur? Simply, your goals will need to be:
- Specific. Your goals need to be precise as much as possible. You need to ask yourself are your goals enough specific? For example, your specific goal is to make $200.000 profit. Unspecific goal, on the other side can be only to make a profit.
- Measurable. Your goals need to be measured which will enable you to measure the progress through them. How you will know that you achieve some of your goals if you don’t have specific measures or indicators that will tell you about your success. If you can easily measure the progress of the achievements of your goals, you can easily improve your productivity.
- Achievable. Your goals need to be achievable. You can’t make something that is not achievable. I know that you always want something more. But, do you have enough potential to make that more reality. For example, can you achieve the $200.000,00 profit? If you can’t, better change your such goal. Achievable goals will enable you to make tasks that you have the potential to complete.
- Realistic. Are they realistic? You want to achieve the goal to make $200.000,00 profit, but do you and your business are prepared for such a goal? Is there enough market size that will promise the achievement of such a goal? Sometimes the real constraint to achieve your goals can be your external environment that will define if something is realistic or not.
- Time Limited. Is your goal time-limited? If you don’t make your goals limited with time, then you simply don’t have goals at all. Without a time limit, you can’t have the right sense of urgency or simply knowledge about what you need to do and when. For example, your time limited goal will be something like this: I will make $200.000,00 profit in the next twelve months.