Did you know that setting goals is one of the most important tasks you can do to not only keep your business on track but to propel you toward success? It’s true and it makes sense. If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? As virtual accountants we work with our clients to help them set financial goals and we also set personal and business goals for ourselves. Goals should be incremental – daily, weekly, monthly, yearly – and they should be reviewed, and revised if necessary, on a regular basis.

Here are some reasons that you should get in a habit of setting goals:

  • Goals provide motivation. Regardless of what you do for a living, there will be days when it is not as easy to “jump into the day.” Knowing that you have a goal to meet keeps you motivated.
  • You can reward yourself! If you meet a goal, you should reward yourself for having achieved a positive action. Knowing there is a tangible reward at the end of a task, will keep you striving toward it. Put up post-it notes of the reward you’d like once you achieve a goal. If it’s something tangible, post a picture. It will keep you inspired.
  • Join the ranks of the highly successful. It’s been shown that entrepreneurs who set goals have a higher level of success because they know they are working toward a specific level of achievement.

Remember, goals are different than your daily to-do list although your daily to-dos can certainly help you achieve your stated goals! Write it down and make it happen!





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