How to create your goals and works daily towards them is one of the most important disciplines to achieve your dreams as a self-employed. Successful people are goal orientated.

A goal is a desired result, describing some change, gain or achievement, you want to achieve in a fixed time frame. This desired result and the action plan to achieve it must be a written statement

Without specific goals you will be a drifter, not knowing where you go, when you want to be where and what to want to achieve in live. That will lead to frustration, lost of energy and drive, a negative approach towards live and at the end not achieving any results or your dreams.

The contrary is also valid setting specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound goals will help you to reach your dreams. You must commit yourself with focus and self-discipline to achieve these written goals.

Every successful athlete will confirm that his or her success is due to goal setting and the commitment of achieving those goals. The same principle applies to any successful businessman, professional person, and to any everyone in every sphere of life.

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” Henry David Thoreau
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there”  Bo Jackson

Follow these principles to develop your goals and achieve your dreams:

Specific.

Set specific goals. It must be detailed. It must not be vague or ambiguous. Your desired results must be easily understandable. You must be able to explain it in easily understandable terms to anybody.

Measurable.

Your goals must be quantifiable. You must be able to measure your progress when ever needed.

Achievable.

The goals must be achievable. You must feel that you can achieve these goals. It may need that you have to stretch yourself in the process, but it can be done and you are committed to work towards achieving it.

Realistic.

The goals must make business sense. You must have the time and resources to integrate it into your overall business and private life.

Time Bound.

Set time limits to achieve the goals. Your time frame must be reasonable and manageable.

You will not achieve your dreams without action. You will not be successful in your self-employed business without setting goals, focusing with discipline and commitment on achieving them. Start now.

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”  Jim Rohn

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”  Tony Robbins