Set Goals that are Measurable _ \"Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.\" _ Brian Tracy. Goals are to be measurable solely for the benefit of being able to track your progress. It is no different than tracking your progress while driving your car to work. When you drive your car to work you know how far you\'ve gone and how far you need to go. It is simply not enough to say, \"I want to be physically fit.\" How will you know if you are physically fit? Try instead being more specific, an example of this might be, \"I run a 7 minute mile\". It\'s clear, precise, and measurable. _ Write Down Your Goals _ \"Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants, cant\'s into cans, dreams into plans, and plans into reality. Don\'t just think it _ ink it!\" _ Author Unknown. Be sure that when you write down your goal it is clear, positive, and in present tense. An example of this is, \"I earn 贄ꯠ per year\". By simply writing down your goal you are making it become alive; you are making your goal a reality.
You may see goals as somewhat limiting or stifling your creativity. You may take the position that if you commit to a goal you must stubbornly pursue it and close the door to other opportunities that may arise. While these are the most common reasons for foot_dragging, when it comes to goal setting, the reasons for not setting goals are almost endless. I even had one lovely lady tell me that she didn\'t set goals because she was afraid that if she wrote them down she would jinx her future success. She thought it would be \"bad juju\"! We can be very creative when it comes to finding excuses for not attending to this vitally important task. When you think about it, with all these reasons to avoid goal setting, why should you even set goals? Small business owners, business book authors and consultants are missing a vitally important piece of information about goals: they have a magnetic quality. That brings me to reason #7. This is the most important, yet seldom recognized, reason small business owners resist setting goals. You don\'t realize the power and full benefits of Magnetic Goals. When you define your own set of Magnetic Goals, use them as a tool, rather than just a \"I have to do because smart folks tell me to\" exercise, you will see for yourself the awesome power of Magnetic Goals to draw success to you.