For you to get where you want to go, there are four key steps for you to take. They are not difficult, but they are vital.
Commonly known as GROW model, four stages are as follows:-
G stands for Goals
Being clear about where you want to get to is absolutely critical. You MUST know where you are intending to get to, by identifying your goals and being very precise about them.
Use SMART goals - this is a useful description which is great to remember.
S - is for Specific
Be really clear about what it is you want
M - is for Measurable
There must be some sort of number of other measurable description of your goal
A – is for Actionable
You have to have some verb in goal – you have to DO something!
R – is for Realistic
Make your goal achievable, but don’t be frightened to make it BIG!! T – is for Timebound
All of your great goals will fall by wayside if you have no when about them – ‘maybe I’ll start next week method’.
Poor Goal examples:-
To grow business revenue
To have happy employees
Great Goal examples
To build bottom line profit by 20% every year for next three years
To have a 33% split between all revenue streams within 2 years
You might also want to consider what ‘Purpose’ in your life there is for this goal, more it fits what you truly want out of life, more motivated you will be. Thus SMART(P)
R stands for Reality
Be brutally honest about where you are starting from and what has held you back in past.
Take a half hour to understand assets and skills you bring to business. Get really clear on your qualities - and shortfalls!
Be realistic and honest – a good way is to just list all positive attributes you have, such as patience, perseverance and focus.
Dispel any ‘I can’ts’ right now. You can and will. Reality means just that and no untrue negative beliefs you hold about yourself.
O stands for Options
Here is where fun starts, if you let it. Really let your imagination go – blank sheet of paper and 10 minutes of uninterrupted time. For organisations, this may take longer – it may involve as many of your people as possible – that’s OK! You write until you can’t think of any more ideas about how to make your goal come true.
After 10 minutes, or when you dry up – take a 10 minute break – and then think of ten more – you can do it!! In this phase, you are not judging, it is very important that you don’t think of any ‘can’ts’ or even thinking of any ‘how’s’ just let ideas flow. There are loads more idea creating things you can choose.