Goal Tracking Systems
Increase your chances of success
Key learning outcomes:
- Learn that regular assessment of your progress in achieving goals will ensure you stay on track.
- Develop time frames to ensure goals are effective.
- Understand the benefits of a numerical tracking system to provide a clear view of progress in achieving your goal.
- Recognise the value of an attributes tracking system when specific skills will help you to achieve your goal.
We know that the most successful people not only set goals, they also track their progress on a regular basis. By doing this they are able to identify very quickly when they are heading off track or are running behind target. They can then adjust quickly rather than wait, only to find there is too much ground to make up. To illustrate this, think about boats. It takes a lot of effort for a large ocean liner, for example, to switch course. As a result, it is unable to make sudden changes in direction. Similarly, if you do not regularly check on your progress, there will be no time to make any necessary changes before your deadline. You want to be more like a speedboat: fast, agile and able to make lots of small twists and turns. In this article, we work through two tracking systems that allow you to regularly measure your progress towards achieving a goal or target so you can easily assess whether you are on track for success.
Always define a time frame
When goal-setting, it is important to remember that for a goal to be effective it should be time-bound, that is, it should have a deadline. The time frame that you set for your goal will to some degree determine how often you will need to review your progress. If you are operating with a short-term goal that has a deadline of just 7 or 14 days, then you will probably want to track your progress on a daily basis. If on the other hand you aim to achieve your goal over 12 months, a monthly review might be sufficient.Would you like to see the whole article?
Would you like to start driving positive changes in your business? Would you like to see increased productivity and profitability? Of course you would!
As part of our commitment to being a low cost yet highly effective service to help owners and managers of small to medium sized business, we are now offering the first month of your membership for just $1! This means you will get full access to all of the learning articles, tools and tips that our website has to offer and with a commitment to upload at least another 150 learning articles through 2015 there is also plenty more learning on the way. On top of this you will also receive our weekly newsletter to keep you updated on new learning for the week and much, much more!
You can cancel at any time, however, if you see the value in what we’re offering (and we’re sure you will!) your membership will automatically continue after your trial at the low cost of just $19.95 per month. So what are you waiting for? For just $1 you are getting full access to all of our content for 30 days risk-free, so come on and join our community today!
Success is giving it your Absolute Best!