For any goal to have real meaning, and therefore any chance of having a significant impact on behaviour and life outcomes, it absolutely must be clearly defined and specifically delineated.
If you are looking to gain new skills in setting and accomplishing goals, consider using Goal Setting and Getting Things Done Training Course from pdtraining in Christchurch and other cities in New Zealand.
Examples of non-specific goal setting are NOT include things:
- “increase my sales”
- “increase my gross margin”
- “do better at work”
Examples of Setting Specific Goals are:
“increase my monthly sales from $15,000 to $22,000 within 6 months by making 30 more sales calls per week”
“Increase my gross margin by 4% through selling extended warranty to 1 out of 5 of all customers who buy from me”
“increase all of my Key Performance Indicators by 5% before my next employee performance review.”
Being specific about your goals is a critical part of ensuring that you can track your progress towards them, and also start to define your next set of goals in a never-ending cycle of directed effort, striving and real progress!
Be clear about your goals, so you can be sure when you have achieved them, and should set new ones!
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Goal Setting and Getting Things Done Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.