3 Strategies To Set Goals to enjoy the Process

When you have so many ideas in your mind, you might find it very challenging to communicate them nor bring some into fruition. If this is you, then read on. In this blog, we will explore 3 simple strategies to achieve your ideas. You will learn how to set goals that will enable you to enjoy every step of the way.  Many call goals, result, accomplishment, the end, vision, achievement etc. Goals are tiny or large chunks of things you accomplish. They are not the vision of your business but the vision can be a goal.  Set goals that are tied with the process of work. Check out my YouTube Video related to this topic on my YouTube channel or beneath after this blog. 

Set goals by grouping task

If your idea or project has many components to it, you might want to start by breaking them or grouping them into larger categories. This is the number 1 strategy. Identifying a group of things you have to do, finding the why you have to do them and making that the goal. I turn to this approach when I feel overwhelmed about the hundreds of stuff in my head that I know needs to be done to bring the big picture alive. 

The advantage about setting goals is that you should have some kind of measuring structure or framework that allows you to see if you achieved it. If you did not, then you can maybe even recognise why. The downside is that you might have to deal with the pressure  to accomplish them or you feel disappointed if you do not accomplish them. Treat yourself with love here. It is all about the process. Goals help you see your footprint of progress, so do not treat them like irrevocable laws made in stone. 

How would you stay on track?

When you have identified some goals, go the next step to define a framework to measure how you are doing on your journey to accomplish them. The easiest frameworks are the qualitative and quantitative methods to track your goal. I recommend you define which approach for each you will use and know it from the on set, so that you dedicate a time frame to consistently revise and evaluate your performance. This is already the second strategy – choose framework for consistent evaluation.

Quantitative approach – track goals

Quantitative goals are basically those you can put a number to. For example, if you want to increase your revenue by say 50%, then it’s more quantitative. It’s so easy to track and pursue. If you want to have more than 60 customers coming in within the next 6 months, it is also easy to track. I said track, I did not say easy to achieve. The good thing about quantitative measuring is that you have an instant target and can get to work. 

Qualitative approach – Set goals

When it comes to qualitative, you dig deeper. From what area do you want to generate 50% more revenue? Were those new 60 plus customers satisfied with your product or service? This kind of analysis helps you grow your business even better. You can integrate feedback systems like surveys, polls, questionnaires, focus groups etc. into your customer service to know what they think and how they feel about your products or service. 

Connect your approach and integrate them

What about the product quality? Is it a goal to improve it? In what area? You can outline 3 major things you need to do to improve your product quality. When you begin to name these things, they are more likely to be done. Even when you have a goal that is measurable both quantitative and qualitative, you should work towards connecting them together to create a more sustainable business. So actually integrating systems within your work process to capture quantitative and qualitative results is strategy 3.

Articulate your ideas and enjoy the process

When I cannot articulate my idea, it is difficult that someone else understands. Speaking your goals into the universe, acts like a kind of manifestation. You confirm your intent and it makes you even more accountable to achieve them. Then it is time to enjoy the process of bringing those words into fruition. Enjoy the process of whatever you are doing. We will keep on releasing practical strategies you can apply for your daily operations to build your business. Stay connected by subscribing to our newsletter. Please share this free article with anyone you think might gain one or two strategies from it. Thank you. 



I am Joana, a Nigerian-born Austrian-based entrepreneur and activist. Founded Joadre in 2012 and continue to develop content to engage and empower African SMEs.

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