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Why do so many of us fail in setting goals?

It is estimated that approximately 70% of us fail to set goals. Of those who do set them, only about 5% actually put them in writing. Effective goal setting demands times, self-discipline, commitment, dedication and practice.

Dream big but stay realistic!

And before you can develop a strategy for success you must first have a definitive goal.So here are 7 things for you to consider in your goal settings process.

  1. Be specific and concrete rather than abstract and vague.
  2. They need to be measurable, related to time and specific about what will be accomplished over a certain time period.
  3. Goals must be realistic, attainable and prioritized.
  4. Identify potentials problems and obstacles that could prevent goals from being achieved.
  5. Establish milestones for reviewing progress and indicate how results will be measured.
  6. Identify risks involved in meeting the goals as well as the help and resources that may be needed to obtain goals.
  7. Periodically review progress and provide for revision if required.

Now go and set your goals now…(you don’t have to wait for the beginning of the year).

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan Swanepoel - Stefan Swanepoel’s life has been a “Serengeti journey”—from his birth in Kenya to schooling in Hong Kong and South Africa eventually, running a New York-based global franchise network with 25,000 sales associates in 30 countries. In all he has served as president of seven companies and two non-profit organizations.