An Entrepreneur Should Write Down Goals

December 19, 2007 § Leave a comment

“Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” – Anonymous

This is really elementary but it is surprising that quite a number of small business entities do not write down their goals.  Maybe they do not see the importance of writing them down.

It is my observation that most of these entrepreneurs have general goals rather than specific.  Generalities in terms of goals will not help you succeed.  It is not enough to say, “I want to earn more than enough every month.”

General goals will allow you to see your target in a blur.

Your goal must be more specific like, “I want to earn $10,000 a month.”

If you are more specific with your goal, the target becomes clearer.
That means you can aim more accurately.  Accuracy is not possible with general goals.

With a more accurate goal, your planning process will be more fine-tuned.  The activities you put in place will be aligned towards the specific goal.

There is always an advantage to writing down your goals.  They remind you and they keep you in track.  It is so easy to be swayed from our goals if we are not focused.  Having written goals that you commit to helps you focus your energy, time and resources.

Ed Pilapil Jr. ©

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