Before I tell you what it is, think back to all the New Year’s resolutions you’ve ever made. How many can you name? What is your resolution for this year? If you’re like most people, the New Year comes with optimism and great intentions. But there’s one reason why your New Year’s resolution will fail, unless you get this right.
Without this key ingredient there is no workout membership, financial mentality, lifestyle adjustment, or happiness pursuit that will last. No matter how badly you want to keep your New Year’s resolution, you won’t be able to because of this one thing: Lack of Structure
Part of growing a business is having and accomplishing goals, and I am a big advocate of this. When you’re outlining your business’s goals for the New Year, think about the structure that you will need to implement to make sure the changes take hold. As business consultants, the team at IA Business Advisors can help create this structure with you.
As you’re planning out goals for the upcoming year and laying out New Year’s Resolutions, make sure to outline your structure. Here are 5 essential parts of a great structure:
– Check Points
I listed them in the reverse chronological order because most people think about their goals this way. Here’s the logic behind the 5 parts of structure: Before accountability, you need to have check points. Before check points, you need to think about how you’re going to track your progress. Before you can fully understand tracking, you will need to consider the method with which you are going to accomplish your goal. Finally, always keep in mind the desired result you are aiming for. There will undoubtedly be obstacles or hurdles along the way. Stay focused on your structure and the ultimate result.
As Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Break the habit of setting goals without implementing structure. Contact us so we can capture more opportunities together in 2016.
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