Business development books and business consultants caution you not to take a step without goal setting. They tell you that goal setting is a vital undertaking for anyone who is serious about their business and that you need to have a clearly defined set of goals to ensure your success and without them you risk failure. Yet, according to my survey of small business owners, 87% do not use goals to ensure their business success! Why do so many smart people with excellent products and business potential avoid goal setting?
Motivate Yourself to be Disciplined _ \"Desire is the key to motivation, but it\'s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal _ a commitment to excellence _ that will enable you to attain the success you seek.\" _ Mario Andretti Think of reasons to accomplish your goal rather than excuses not to do them. As you do the tasks that you hate but bring you closer to your goal you will feel more satisfaction, accomplishment, and peace in your life. It will be difficult at times to keep pushing forward, especially if you do not see results immediately; keep going anyway. A great way to do this is to remind yourself of why you want to accomplish your goal and to always keep the end in mind. Accountability. \"When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.\" _ Thomas S. Monson. This is why participating in a mastermind group can be so beneficial; it gives us someone to report to who will not only encourage our progress, but hold us accountable for what remains to be done on achieving our goals and related indicators. Remember, the more accountability, the greater the results.