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Goal Setting vs. Resolutions

Posted By: Ralph Campbell In: Goal Setting
Date: Fri, Dec 30th 2016 11:37 am

2016 is about to come to a close.  It’s a great time to think about the good things you personally accomplished in the year and make a list of what you want to accomplish in 2017.  We use the term “New Year’s Resolutions” which are very rarely adhered to. 

If you really want to have achievable improvement in your personal and professional life don’t commit to resolutions, commit to goals.  Specific, written and measurable things you wish to achieve in 2017.

They need to be specific in order to be measurable and to set up a daily, weekly or monthly benchmarks.  Goals such as I want to lose weight or I want to exercise more aren’t specific enough to be challenging or measurable.  I want to lose 15 pounds or I want to be able to run 3 miles in 20 minutes are specific an measurable.

Next, make a plan of how you are going to achieve these goals.  For example:

Goal:  I want to lose 15 pounds in three months.  (Doesn’t sound too hard, a little over a pound a week.  You will get frustrated very quickly on the front end if the goals are too lofty.)

Planning list:

  1. Select a specific diet plan to follow.
  2. Go to the gym 3 days a week
  3. Run 3 days a week

Once you have a complete list of actions needed to achieve your goal(s) commit them to writing and add measurable benchmarks. ie: lose 1.5 pounds a week.  Put them in writing, post them where you can see them and have a visible benchmark chart of your accomplishments.

A Professional Realtor can help you sell or buy a house in a similar fashion.

  1. The Realtor meets with the client and determines the specific needs of the client. Price, size, location.
  2. Determines the time frame in which the client needs to sell a house or move in.
  3. The Realtor goes to work on the established goals and time frame to achieve the needs of the buyer or seller.

Enlist the help of a Realtor to ensure your real estate transaction goes smoothly and completes in a timely fashion.  Let me know how I can help!

Ralph Campbell

AgentOwned Realty

Ralph.Campbell@agentownedrealty.com