Review Last Year’s Goals To Improve Next Year’s Results
Last year on January 25th, I published my blog Goals for 2015, to encourage you to write clear goals for your business and personal life. Through out the year, I reminded you with my social media and blog to help you meet your goals. We are only three days away from 2016 and before you start creating your New Year’s Resolution list or S.M.A.R.T goals for 2016, take inventory of this year’s goals and evaluate how well you did on achieving them.
This simple review of last year’s goals will help put you on a fast track for success in 2016.
By performing a simple S.W.O.T analysis on last year’s goals can enable you to hit the ground running in 2016 and start to make an immediate impact of fulfilling your dreams in 2016.
Review of Goals
The first step will be to review your goals. It should be clear to you those you achieved; and those you did not. For example, if one of your goals was to increase your business net profits by a dollar amount or percentage, it may be simple to see if you met that goal or not. Another example a little more personal is, a few of you may have had a similar goal as I when it came to losing those extra pounds. As we all know, the scale does not lie. Those are examples of goals that are easy to evaluate. There may be some goals that are not so clear and you will have to do a little more soul searching and investigating to rate properly.
Keeping the Right Perspective
In the process of reviewing your goals do NOT beat yourself up with the results if they did not meet your expectation. All this will do is destroy your motivation to keep trying. On the reverse, if you met all of your goals quickly and pretty easy don’t pat yourself on the back, because, if they were easy to achieved maybe you did not make goals that challenged your greatness.
After you have measured the success of each goal, you now can start to strategically evaluate the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threats (SWOT) of each goal. We all know that hindsight is always 20/20 meaning, it’s easier to see what worked and didn’t worked after the fact. If you are willing to carefully look at why a goal was successful, or or why you fell short of the mark, it will absolutely help you achieve your 2016 goals. You can make the necessary adjustments to accomplish the goal next year and you now know what worked so you can build on the momentum of your previous success.
Heart to Heart
I have struggled with my weight for many years and not just my weight but also my overall health. One thing that was not optional was accepting defeat by giving up. I continued to assess what was not working and I finally found what does work and got the desired results and so much more. My overall health has improved drastically because I kept trying until I found the right products and system that worked for me. If you would like to learn more on how to create goals and produce your desired results in your business, family or personal life, please reach out to me via my Website.
Designing and Developing an Action Plan
The last step is to start to design and develop an action plan for your 2016 goals. If you have done your due diligence with the previous steps, you now have a good start on what you want your 2016 goals to be. Review the relevance of your 2015 goals to see if there is any that were not achieved and should be transferred 2016, with a new strategy. I want to interject my personal opinion here quickly with this statement. I suggest that any of your previous goals that relate to your health and your family’s success should be seen as important enough to keep trying until you achieve them. Never give up on your health and on your family’s success. Also investigate the goals you achieved to see if you want to set the bar higher for this year and capitalize on last year’s achievement.
“The starting point to all achievement is desire.”
Review Your Goals To Improve Your Results
I hope your desire has the depth to make your dreams a reality. The only way to do that is by taking the rights step toward that dream. S.M.A.R.T goals will help you create a plan of action towards that dream. As 2015 is soon to be in the past, I challenge you to start making 2016 the year of “accomplishment” for you, your team, and your family by using your time wisely and achieving your goals one step at a time.