Why you’re not achieving your business goals


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By Henry Brown

Every business needs solid goals. Your business might have started as a dream, but you turned it into a goal to make it a reality. Now you have to keep setting goals for your business to meet if you want to find success, survive, and see your business grow. However, even if you’re setting goals, you could be finding that you’re not reaching them. You know what you want your business to achieve, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Of course, you might not be able to fulfill all of your goals. However, there could be some reasons you’re not fulfilling any of them.

No real plan

You might know what you want from your business, but are you really setting solid goals and making a plan that will help your business to reach them? It’s one thing to vaguely think about what you want to get from your business, and it’s another thing entirely to take action and make a plan. Simply winging it and drifting along can only get you so far. You have to be prepared to research and prepare if you really want to achieve your goals. Make a plan first so that you can take action.

Unrealistic goals

If you’re constantly falling extremely short of your goals, it could be because they’re not very realistic. That doesn’t mean that you will never reach those goals, but now might not be the right time to attempt them. Realistic goals should be achievable so that when you do reach them, you have evidence that what you’re doing is working. It will also encourage you and your employees (if you have them) to keep going. No one wants to be continually discouraged by goals that you can’t reach. Set goals that you can measure and that you are capable of fulfilling.

Not aligning resources with goals

Working toward a business goal is something that needs to involve different aspects of your business. When you have a goal that needs to be completed, you should identify the different departments and areas of your business that need to be involved. Which resources need to align with your goals? One thing that will almost always need to be considered is IT management. Your IT should be aligned with your business goals so that it can grow with your company. It should provide the technology that you need to meet both short-term and long-term goals.

It’s not a team effort

It’s hard to reach business goals on your own. Of course, if you’re a solopreneur, you will usually be working alone. But even then, you can find that you benefit from getting other people on board in various ways. Working as a team is a must if you have employees or business partners. Everyone needs to be on the same page if you want to fulfill your goals and make sure the path to do it is smooth.

If you’re not achieving your business goals, you probably need to change your approach in some way. Change your goals or perhaps what you’re doing to try and reach them.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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