Every year around January first most of America set a group of goals we call resolutions. We take usually take no more than a few moments to decide what we would like to achieve in the coming months. The problem is we almost never achieve the bulk of these “resolutions”. What makes it even worse is that we don’t even care. The problem is that most of our goals whether they be a group or individual goals are not big enough to engage us.
Set Goals That Engage Your Imagination and Energize You
For a goal to have a change the outcome must be compelling enough to drive you and your team to work your butt off to achieve them. Any sustained change is difficult, so why not go all out. If your goals help you squeak by then what fun is that. More importantly how much energy are you going to put out to achieve them. You know a goal is on the right track when you yearn for it every day. You should be massively disappointed if you or your team don’t reach your goals. That is one of the tests of a goal that matters.
The goals must matter to everyone involved in the project goal or task. Everyone in it must care and see a massive gain in getting it right. Make the goal big enough to reward everyone. Otherwise, your team will not have the willpower to do the little things to make it happen. They may have their hearts in the right place, but until they can see improvement for themselves there is little chance, they will go all in. Give them a reason to go all-in, share the wealth in whatever way you can.
Celebrate Incremental Successes
No worthy goal is achieved all at once, so you need to celebrate each incremental success. Train your mind and team to love progress and you will make more of it. When you track and celebrate small successes every single day, you literally hack the process. Increments create a roadmap to success and allow you to reward yourself and your team along the way. Make it fun!
Make achieving your brand’s goals mean something to the entire team. Business and life exist as a series of incremental gains and losses. Not just at the end of the month as a scorecard. Watch them expand, it is about creating a strong team. Team building requires you to identify and reward the increments. Schedule a free consult to build a plan