In today’s world, life is busy and only getting busier. In this churn, it’s easy to mistake activity with progress. I know I’m as guilty as anyone about that! The thing that helps me get out of my frantic day is taking a moment to reflect on the goals I’ve set for the company and for my team members and making sure our activities are tied to them.

For me, the best way to set goals is to ask the team a few simple questions:

  1. What does success look like? 
  2. What does failure look like? 
  3. Who needs to do what to achieve the success we are laying out?
  4. How do we know we are on the right path towards success as we are on the journey?

If you’ve never written out goals, I recommend using the SMART framework to write ones that will get you to where you need to be:

S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Relevant
T – Time-bound

In a few minutes of time, using this framework, you can create a clear picture of success for your practice, share them with the team, and ensure you are set for success in Q4!

Excellence is a journey, not a destination!