by Sonia Brown (United Kingdom)

Sonia Brown MBE shares simple insights to small business owners who are stuck in their business and looking for ways to boost their motivation and business performance through the self-discipline of goal setting.

There is nothing new about the Tao of Goals. All successful business leaders swear by setting (achieving) and writing down their goals. A study by Harvard Business Review revealed that only 3% of people write down their goals. But for many people, they find it difficult to set goals so spend their time drifting like a leaf in the wind wondering why they have not achieved what is truly possible for them.

This article is clear. No matter how much we try to avoid goal setting, we have to set goals in all areas of our lives, not only in business, if we want to see the results that we desire for our personal and professional lives.

Successful leaders and time managers are future orientated focussed on how they will achieve their goals. They are disciplined and push through their goals to completion. Unsuccessful people talk about the things that they do not want (most of the time) rather than focussing on the things they want, and the goals that will help them achieve their vision.

Source: iCN Issue 26  (Life Coaching); pages 24-26

About Sonia Brown

Sonia Brown MBE is an award winning business communicator, uber connector, coach, trainer, writer and diversity maverick and Regional Director for The Alpha Group.

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