Your Goal Setting Skills
Sometimes real estate agents find that goal setting is harder than ever accomplishing any goals at all.
The largest part of most New Yearís celebrations are not the parties and the social get togethers, it is actually in the New Years resolutions.
The most common topic of conversation is the resolutions for the New Year. That really is code talk for setting new goals. The problem is that most of us set the same new years resolutions every year. If we were successful, why would we need to keep making the same resolutions year after year?
Arenít you tired of trying to set goals for yourself only to find that you are going to do it again almost every other month?
Success psychologists say that 95% - 97% of the people in the world do NOT have written goals and fail, while 3-5% have written goals and succeed.
Effective goal setters usually:
- suffer less from stress and anxiety
- concentrate and focus better
- show more self confidence
- perform better in all areas of life
- are happier and more satisfied with life
Goal Setting And Self ConfidenceBy setting goals, and measuring their achievement, you are able to see what you have done and what you are capable of accomplishing. The process of achieving goals and seeing their completion gives you the confidence and a belief in yourself that you need to be able to reach higher and more difficult targets. Provided that you have the self discipline to carry it through, goal setting is also relatively easy. This article on setting goals will give you effective guidelines to help you use the techniques effectively.
How To Choose The Right Goals To Focus On
Goal setting is simply a formal process for personal planning. By setting goals routinely, you decide what you want to achieve, and then move step-by-step towards achieving these goals.
By going through the process of setting goals and targets, you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you know what you have to concentrate on as well as being able to recognize a distraction when one appears.
Professional athletes, successful business people and high achievers in all fields implement goal setting as a standard technique in their success. Top producing real estate agents are no different. Goal setting offers long term vision and provides you with short term motivation.
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Focusing your attention and knowledge helps you to organize your resources.
By setting clearly defined objectives, you can measure and take pride in achieving those goals. You can see positive progress in what might previously have felt like a long, pointless effort.
Setting Goals And Self ConfidenceGoal setting will also raise your self confidence, as you recognize your ability to meet the targets that you set. The process of achieving goals and seeing this success, gives you confidence in your ability to achieve higher and more challenging goals later on.
Goal Setting On Many Levels
Decide what you want to do with your life and what large scale goals you want to achieve. Set goals for all the important areas in your life. Try to set goals for:
Personal Growth: For example, does your attitude and mindset hold you back? Is there a behavioral problem you have, such as talking too much, which upsets you? Set a goal to improve or find a solution to this problem.
Real Estate Career: What level do you want to reach in your career? Is it your goal to be a broker/owner someday, or do you want to be a manager of someone elseís company?
Education: Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular or some area of study that you would like to pursue? Would a specialized designation improve your real estate career? What information and skills will you need to achieve these goals?
Family: How do you want your partner or family members to see you?
Financial: Develop short term as well as long term financial goals. How much do you want to earn this year? How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you do to make that happen?
Physical: Are there athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you simply want to be healthy well into old age? What steps are you going to take to get there?
Pleasure: How do you want to enjoy yourself? Ensure that some of your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other than being happy.
Service: Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how? What can you do to give ... back?
Break these down into the smaller objectives that you must hit so that you move forward to reach your overall lifetime goals.
Use the S.M.A.R.T goals process as you move through your goal setting plans.
~ Thomas Edward Lawrence better known as T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia from Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Five Steps to Having Your Best Year Ever:
If youíre half way through the year or coming down to the wire, donít let that hold you back. Commit today to do things a little differently from this day forward.