Do You Set Goals That You Never Achieve?
It’s defeating isn’t it? In the past I have been guilty of setting goals that never come to fruition and end up feeling like I’ve failed myself or my family. Is it just me? I pretty sure we’ve all done this.
When you pile on unreached goals time and time again, it seems pointless to even bother. Talk about self-defeating!
Goals are a good thing!
They’re a really important part of life. Without them how do you get things done or strive for more? How you gonna get there? You just wander around aimlessly, not knowing where you are headed. You have no road map to get you where you want to go.
Whether is a personal, health or business goal, setting and striving to meet your goals can and usually is the difference between success and failure. Or at least not standing still. So how do you set the right goals and then make them happen?
Here Are 5 Secrets To Setting SMART Goals And Reaching Them
SMART is an acronym. Let’s break it down…
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Action oriented
R – Realistic
T – Time Specific
When setting goals the most important thing is to write them down. Whether you doodle a mind map or and write it out, this needs to be done in detail. It’s not enough to say you want to achieve something, you have to plan it out.
Here’s how the SMART Goals system works.
S – Your goals need to be specific not generic. For instance it’s not enough to decide you want to write some kind of a cookbook, you need to know what kind of cookbook. Is it low carb, slow cooker, desserts? So you want to walk to be more active or lose 40 pounds? Get specific with your goals.
M – They need to be measurable. Your goals need a time frame. You need to be able to track your goals and measure where you are so you can adjust what needs to be done.
A – To reach a goal it must be action oriented. What actions/activities are you going to do on a daily or weekly basis to make this goal happen? You need a plan, then you need to implement it on a regular basis to get to your desired end results.
R – So you’ve decided to write a low carb cookbook. Your desired result needs to be realistic. Do you expect to write a 200 page cookbook or 2000 pages? Do you want it to be in the top 100 on Amazon or gross $1 million dollars in sales? Your goals should be lofty but attainable. Don’t set yourself up for sure failure.
T – Your goals need to be time specific. When do you want to have achieved this goal, then break it down into chunks. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly. This way you will stay on track.
So there you have it. SMART goal planning will help you be successful in reaching your goals, whether they be to lose weight, improve your health, organize the basement, write that cookbook or rank advance in your business. It just takes a little planning to make your goal and dreams come true!
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