Goal-Setting Tips For Entrepreneurs To Prevent Overwhelm
Updated: May 7
Goal-setting can be so overwhelming, especially business goals. At first, it can be hard to choose what to work on. Then at some point, you may lose focus or even get overwhelmed with the entire idea of setting goals.
I used to struggle A LOT with setting goals for myself. I'd sit down, get all stoked about working on my new goals, and then one of two things would happen: I’d either get too overwhelmed with all my prospective goals, or I’d just never follow through.
Sound familiar? Keep reading to find out my top goal-setting tips and learn how to set goals you’ll actually accomplish!
1. Divide and Conquer:
Break down your long-term goals into smaller steps that you can work on to get there. When goals are divided into smaller steps, they are less intimidating and easier to achieve!
You can also divide your goals into categories like Sales, Marketing, Customers, etc, and conquer goals that way! This will help you prioritize which goals to work on first.
2. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself:
I know, this goal setting tip is easier said than done. Don’t worry, as someone who overwhelms very easily, I know exactly how you feel. And, I can tell you that doing this is easier than you may think.
You have to know what your limits are and stick to them. Start with setting a goal you know you can achieve easily, then build up from there.
When you set a lower goal, it will actually feel better when you exceed your own expectations. Then, it motivates you to take on another.
3. Prioritize & Organize Your Goals:
Brainstorming is great, but you don’t have to work on every goal on the list at once, especially if your list is 50 items long. If you try to conquer all your goals at once, you’ll get overwhelmed.
Group your goals together. Maybe one of your “goals” is actually a step to getting to a bigger goal that’s on your list. This is called batching, which is a huge productivity hack.
Also, prioritize numbering what goals are most to least important for your business. From there, you can see what you’ll need to start with.
4. End Game Inspiration:
When setting a goal, you’re probably going to think about what the end result of the goal will be for you and your business. That’s a good thing, and you’re going to want to remember that for when times get tough.
Try to think of a clear end result of that goal.
What exactly does your goal look like?
How will it affect your business?
How excited are you to achieve this goal?
Write down what the end game is and keep it for when you lose your motivation. When you feel like you don’t want to work on that goal, pull out your end game inspiration, and remember that excited feeling.
These goal-setting tips are going to help you conquer your goals! The rest is up to you. Don’t let yourself down!
What are your current goals?
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