Make Sub-Goals When Setting Your 2011 Goals

Psychologists who specialize in goal-setting theory advocate setting sub-goals that are of moderate difficulty in pursuit of much larger goals.  Setting smaller goals helps build confidence and creates success, momentum, and motivation towards achieving the ultimate goal.

As you layout your 2011 goals break them down into smaller sub-goals.  Remember to keep the sub-goals measurable and time-based.  For example, if your goal for 2011 is to read 10 business books, your first sub-goal might be “read 25 pages by January 15th.”  If your 2011 goal is to hire five new sales associates, your sub-goal might be “define the ideal sales associate profile by March 1st.”

Effective annual goals should be difficult and meaningful.  The best way to achieve those goals is by mapping out the smaller sub-goals, accomplishing them, and celebrating the success.

Empower your team to breakdown their goals into sub-goals for a successful 2011.

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