Research – the next step

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Welcome back to our Goal Setting Series.  Last week we launched the series with a dreamtime activity to get you focussed in on what your dreams are  – now it’s time to get real!

As we can see from the weight loss example (used in our first post in this series), before setting a goal you have to be prepared to do some research.  So once you have completed your dreaming activity start researching your ideas.  If your goal is to start a business, research what is involved and ask questions.  What is your business idea?  Do you even have one?  What are the basic steps in setting up your type of business?  How long will each of these steps take to work through?  Do you need training?  Do you need capital?  By answering these questions you can start to set specific goals.  Seek out others who are doing what you would like to do and approach them for tips and advice; most people are happy to help others where they can. 

So whilst your dream is to launch your own home-based business, your goal must be a plan of attack that breaks that very big dream down into achievable pieces – goals.  Once you have done your research you will have a clearer picture of what you need to achieve in the lead up to achieving your dream.  Don’t be tempted to skip through this step – this research forms the basis of your goals for this year, so it is vital to your success.

Tomorrow we will look at how to take the information you have and create achievable goals for yourself and the coming year.

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