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      Goal Setting for a Successful Home Business
      Copyright � 2004 Ian Canaway
      A Successful Home Business for You

      The ability to set goals and effectively motivate yourself to
      achieve them are two essential skills that will help you achieve
      success in you home business.

      To try and start a business without goals could be compared to
      throwing a baseball pitch, blindfolded in the dark. What would
      be your chance of getting your pitch on target? Never mind
      getting a strike-out. Unless you are very lucky it is unlikely
      that you will have any success without properly setting out

      If when you start your home business, in what ever field it
      maybe, if you have no goals and aim at nothing, is it not
      unlikely that you will hit nothing and achieve nothing?

      To set effective goals there are a few things you need to know
      about yourself which will affect how you set your goals. You are
      affected by, the environment in which you live, your experience
      and knowledge, your attitude and dreams and visions for the future.

      When you set your goals you need to decide what you want and
      when you want to achieve each goal. You should spend time
      writing down your goals and display them in a prominent
      position where you will see them daily to remind yourself to
      stay motivated and focused. Cross off your goals once they�ve
      been achieved, adding new ones to ensure your business keeps

      "Don�t set your Goals to low. If you don�t need much,
      you won�t become much." -- Jim Rohn --

      I�m sure you will have come across the SMART analogy, with
      regards to goal setting. It contains the most important concepts
      to consider and adhere to when setting your goals.

      Goals should be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable,
      Realistic and Time related.

      For example it would be unwise to set a goal of making $10,000
      in a week. It�s just not a realistic goal for the average person
      unless you have a lot of experience and knowledge in your field
      or receive help from someone who has these attributes. When you
      failed to reach this goal your motivation would suffer and you
      would start doubting your decision to start your home business.

      Before you start setting your goals I want you to write a list
      of all the things you want; whether it is a new car, watch,
      house, to send your kids through college or a successful home
      business, write them all down and say why you want them. When
      I did this I had a list the length of my arm and I�m still
      working through it. By doing this it will help focus your mind
      and motivate yourself to succeed.

      Now set your goals, they need to be SMART and you need to set
      both short term and long term goals, and also daily goals. One
      of the best techniques I use is to set 6 goals before I go to
      bed for the next day and prioritise them so I know clearly in
      my mind what I have to do the next day.

      All successful people set goals and prioritise them in order of
      importance. Remember your time is your most important asset; you
      simply cannot afford to waste it.

      "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is
      not an act, but a habit." -- Aristotle �-

      When you are in business for yourself, you are the primary
      motivating factor, if your truly want your home business to
      succeed you will do whatever it takes to make it happen.

      By making goal setting a habit there is no reason why you cannot
      achieve excellence.

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      Posted: Wed Dec 1 02:57:18 EST 2004

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