Monthly ArchiveMarch 2012
Achieving Goals Wil Hart on 05 Mar 2012
Accomplishing your goals is the driving force of your Virtual Assistance business. Goals are what keeps you in the game, keeps you focused and enables you to be successful. Therefore, I know that you are interested in accomplishing your goals much faster than you have in the past. Would you like that? Of course! But, first there are two words which you must become familiar with and utilize more often in the future.
Those two words are Commitment and Fulfillment. Why are these words so important? For starters, take a look at the definition of both. Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. Fulfillment is defined as the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.
Now, we can get down to the nitty gritty of this matter and why it is imperative that YOU make commitments and fulfill them in order to reach the level of success that you want for your business. Are you still with me? Ok, let’s go!
First, I need you think think about this question. Have you ever set a goal but never felt the satisfaction of accomplishing it? For example, if you had a goal of enrolling 3 new clients between January 1, 2012 and March 2, 2012; have you met that goal? If you did not attain the goal, what caused you to fall short?
This is a prime example of NOT being committed to a goal. There is a huge chasm between setting a goal and being committed to one. When you are committed to a goal, you see it differently. It is so important to you that you can taste it and will not be satisfied until you have succeeded. Commitments carry a much stronger sense of accountability and worth. Just look at the difference between two couples who claim to be in love. Couple #1 enjoys a very happy marriage. Couple #2 has been dating for 12 years but have no significant attachment. Couple #1 has decided that their love is so strong that they will carry out the legal procedures to strengthen their. That is a true commitment.
Are your business goals so important to you that it feels like you are married to them and that you will devote all the time that is needed to reach their completion?Â Commitment is the emotional attachment to that which is important to you, but more is needed.
FulfillmentÂ is how you will make your goal come to fruition. This is the take action phase of realizing what you are striving to achieve. All that you need to do is outline what is needed in order to accomplish your objective and then DO IT! As you work towards your aspirations, it will be impossible to forget about them or let the goal become dormant on your ‘to-do’ list. When you are committed to goals that are worthwhile, you become consumed by them because they are so important to you.
Now let’s take the goal of enrolling 3 new clients by May 30th. You are committed and working to fulfill that ambition. Chunk down the work that it takes to reach those new clients. You actually have a full month to acquire each client. What do you have to do on a weekly and daily basis in order to register your first client? The commitment and fulfillment activity will guide you through each step of the the goal accomplishing process. You will find that because you are driven to attain your goals, the speed at which you reach them will be astounding.
The best way to accomplish your goals faster is to become so committed that you won’t allow anything to deter you from your objective. Focusing on fulfilling your commitments will lead you to the success that you desire. What is the first goal to which you will apply these principles? Let me know by commenting below.