1) It is admirable to set goals that seem out of reach because they may cause you to work harder than you thought necessary. However, it is also important to set goals that you can actually achieve on a regular basis. Achieving the goal, however modest the goal may be, leaves an imprint of success in your memory, and will confirm your subconscious belief that you can in fact "do it" when it comes to your business.
2) You can set goals for your home business in different tiers, allowing you to monitor and achieve short-term goals regularly, while tracking your progress to attain broader, long-term goals.
By focusing on the shorter-term goals of daily performance, you will be on track to reach you broader, long-term goals.
3) Reward yourself for success. When you reach one of your goals, pause for a moment and reward yourself with a compliment, note or gift that indicates that you have done something positive for your home business. Rewarding yourself for such accomplishments will add positive reinforcement to your work routine, and give you something tangible to enjoy for your efforts.
These goal-setting tips have worked for thousands of home based business owners who wanted additional motivation and direction for their business. One of the best ways to get started setting goals for your business is to simply sit down with a pen and paper, and write out the specific actions you feel need to be taken to make your business more successful. Keep what you have written close to your work area so you won't forget that you are serious about achieving the stated goals. The more often you see your goals in writing, the more likely you are to work hard to achieve them.