by: Denise Swafford, Nexstar Business Coach

At Nexstar’s Super Meeting, I spoke at the breakout session titled, “Driving An Accountable Business.” One of the key points I focused on during this session was the importance of goal setting. What kind of goals are you setting for your business in 2012? Do you have a clear cut, defined vision?

Here are some helpful steps in helping you make sure you are setting clear cut and attainable goals for yourself and your business.

  1. Have Desire. Know why you do what you do every day.
  2. Write down your goals. They must be in writing. If it’s not in writing, it’s just a dream. Writing them down and sharing them with others makes your goals real.
  3. Identify Obstacles & Enlist Assistance: this is where the power of the Nexstar Network comes in. We’re here to help each other work through issues and also to celebrate our successes.
  4. Your goals must be anchored to a due date. This will help you to stay on track and motivated.
  5. Use visual images to remind yourself of your goal. Tape a picture of what you want somewhere where you will easily be able to see it many times during the day.
  6. Persistence: Stay on course and keep trying! You will triumph!