Hey family! Sorry for the hiatus I’ve been working on a lot of new projects and a lot of work that’s been keeping me fairly busy. But I’m back, and hopefully I’m back for good.
I’m blessed to have a circle of people that love to talk about goals and the things that they want to accomplish. What are your goals? What are the things you’re willing to go the extra mile to get accomplished? I love to hear about other people’s goals and ambitions, but the one thing I notice is that most of the time when I hear a goal, they lack structure & clarity. They are usually vague, have no clear endpoint, time frame or a combination of three. This sense of false clarity makes it impossible to get anything done because 1.) it isn’t specific (Ex: I want to lose weight) or 2.) It doesn’t specific when exactly the goal has been accomplished (I want to be a better public speaker).
If your goals are like this, there’s an useful acronym I’d like to introduce to you. Following these simple guidelines will instantly evolve your goals from basic to SMART.
- Specific – Make your goal specific and make what you want to do crystal clear
- Measurable – This goal should a have a tangible endpoint
- Attainable – While you do want your goals to force you to stretch, you should still be able to actually achieve them
- Results-Oriented – Your goal should measure an outcome, not an activity
- Time-Bound –Your goal should have a specific date to create a sense of urgency
Following these guidelines make your goals more defined and specific; and this will make them to focus on. Having a better idea of what exactly you want and need to do, makes it easier on the mind to focus on the things that do matter and to remove the things that don’t.
Do you have 5 goals that you need to make SMART? Hopefully this helps you out in your own personal life and journey.
Until next time,