Goals aren’t just for New Year’s resolutions anymore. In fact, if you want to reach your online marketing goals in 2012 and beyond, learning how to reach your goals (no matter what time of the year it may be!) is integral to your professional and personal success.
Not sure how to define, set and reach your ultimate goals? Not to worry: whether you want to get started with online marketing or simply want to up the ante with your current business, my three success principles for reaching your goals will see you through:
Famous basketball player and coach John Wooden once said, “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.” How many of us spend weeks planning and preparing for that next big online marketing move, but have yet to make a plan to actually put it in action? To be successful, we must apply this same level of diligence and commitment to our professional and personal lives.
Here are some key points to remember when planning for a successful goal:
- Make sure you plan for multiple outcomes. It’s no exaggeration to say that life doesn’t
always go according to plan.
- Get clear about your intentions. Once you’re clear about what you want from your goal
– and what you’re willing to do to get there – then your attention will be laser-focused
on reaching your successful outcome.
- Mentally rehearse your plan over and over.
It may be an obvious part of successfully reaching your goals, but you’d be surprised how many clients refuse to take the “first step.” Sometimes we tend to think too far ahead about what’s required for the journey towards our successful goal; thus, we paralyze ourselves into inaction due to fear or anxiety. The key is to take the first step, no matter how long or complicated the journey may seem – the next steps are always much easier.
Experience is great, but unless we learn from it, we won’t get any closer towards what we want. Take note of what your audience, visitors and clients are saying. Reading their comments and understanding their problems keeps you focused on your goals for solutions and results.
No matter how simple or complicated your goal may be, these three success principles for reaching your online marketing goals will guide you straight towards that finish line in 2012 and beyond!
Your turn …. Are these principles you already have in place? What other means will help you reach and achieve your goals for 2012? Please share your comments below.
Wishing you and your business much success and prosperity,