Have you been able to put that nagging fear of failure behind you, once and for all? Maybe even transforming it into inner strength and determination, a personal mentor of sorts, like I talked about in my last article (read How Fear of Failure Can Be Your Greatest Business Ally?
If you’re practicing mindfulness, at least a little, you’ll know when it’s time for the next step, which is setting meaningful goals. And this is a great time to do it, because you’ll have a renewed sense of confidence and possibility.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Motivate You
It is important to understand why your goal is valuable and important to you, and your business. That’s because, once you do, you’ll have found the key to motivation, which, of course, is the key to achieving anything in life.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be Relevant to What You Want
Define exactly what you want and understand why you want it. Your chance of achieving any goal increases exponentially when it is in alignment with who you truly are and fits in with your life and your business desires.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be Clear and Well Defined
Do you want more business? Maybe you have a loose goal that sounds something like “I want to increase sales.” Well that’s okay . . . but it’s not very defined.
A well defined goal is specific, yet flexible at the same time. You can think of it like a road map where you chart the places you want to see and choose the routes to get you there.
A better goal to set to increase your sales would include details like: marketing strategies, projected sales amounts, and deadlines.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be Attainable
Be honest with yourself here. Is your goal so far reaching that you know, deep down, you’ll never achieve it? On the other hand, you don’t want to make it too easy. Because you would just be cheating yourself and not really moving forward.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be Measurable
By including precise amounts, dates, and other specifics, you have a means of measuring your success. How else would you know if you were making progress and moving in the right direction?
But don’t forget to allow for flexibility. Nothing is ever written in cement about how something should be done. Besides, you have a better chance at success if you have an open mind about the need to alter this or tweak that as circumstances change.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Have Deadlines
Having time-bound goals is the key to achieving business success. If you haven’t set deadlines for your goals, you may soon find yourself lingering and uncertain as to whether you’re making any progress at all.
And this is a very frustrating feeling.
Deadlines make it easier for you to accomplish your objectives. They also give you a reason to celebrate each mini-success along the way.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be in Writing
The act of putting a goal in writing brings it from the unknown into the known. It is at this point that it begins to feel real and tangible.
This is very important, because an unwritten goal or idea has the tendency to float around in our minds in a foggy, non-coherent, scattered kind of way. This of course creates doubt and uncertainty about what we really want. Even though we “think” we know what we want.
A well-thought-out goal is a continual reminder of what you’re working towards and striving to attain in business and in life. So put it in writing.
An Achievable Multi-channel eBay Goal Should Be One You Can Stick To
This is self explanatory. You know yourself best and what works for you. Create a personalized action plan to get you where you want to be.
There is no magic formula for achieving a goal. The best chance we can give ourselves for any kind of success comes down to careful thought and planning, as well as trusting the wise counsel within.
Share Your Multi-channel eBay Goals or Recent Success!
Do you have a success story to share? Or anything to add? I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions below.
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