Set and Revisit Goals
Do you set goals? You should, and they should be in writing. If you have set goals, you should revisit them often to see where you are on the road to achieving them. Writing goals and not reviewing them will negatively affect your chance to reach them.
It is important to write down your goals. I currently am outlining my goals because June is the fiscal year end for my firm. Everyone at my firm writes down SMART goals for the next fiscal year. We also have mentoring and accountability groups that meet throughout the year to discuss goals and help our people be in the best position to reach their goals.
You need to keep your goals where you can see them. I keep copies on my desk and on my computer desktop where I can see my goals every day and review them regularly. It can help to make a weekly or monthly calendar event to remind you to review your goals.
Work on your goals. The idea is to set goals, review them and work on them. Yes, work on them. This is important planning and work. Doesn’t your career or business deserve your focus and attention?
Change your direction. I saw a great quote from Jim Rohn, which inspired my topic this week. He said “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” How true. So, get on it and change your direction!
As always, this post and others can be found on my blog, Business Law Guy.
About the Author: Neal Bookspan is a partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Jaburg Wilk. He assists clients with business issues, commercial litigation, workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. Neal can be reached at 602.248.1000.