Analyzing the case of a talented young singer and discussing what he needed to do to launch a series of concerts in his hometown, they decided to start with a single concert in a church, where he had a connection with the music director.
Focusing on his desired goals, he was asked: what does success mean to you ?, and I added: specifically in this concert?
In addition to the performance itself, would success mean 200 people in the audience? Or find three sponsors for the event? Or the coverage of five local media outlets? Or have the church’s music director excited to have more concerts next season?
I realized then how useful the question of the “specific” desired outcome is, and how we rarely ask ourselves this question.
Our goals are often vague, such as wanting to “make a difference” or “take our career to the next level.” When we don’t set specific goals, we have a hard time assessing our conduct and whether we’re doing things correctly or not. Working with specific and attainable goals and objectives, we will be able to take the next step in search of success.
Question for you reader. For any project you are involved in, how will you know that the goal will be achieved? Write your ideas and projects on a sheet and make sure they are measurable. If you cannot measure your goals and objectives, how will you know if they are achievable?