How SMART Are Your Goals? – Download
We have all heard of SMART goals, do they really work?
Setting goals is what enables people to achieve more in life, whether it is a personal goal or a fitness goal, it doesn’t matter.
When you have a vision and a detailed plan of action, anything seems possible; whether it is making a fortune or having the holiday of a lifetime.
Having goals is what makes you to go out there and do whatever it has to be done to accomplish them.
What are SMART Goals?
Let’s assume you don’t know anything about SMART goals
SMART in SMART goals stand for:
S – specific
What do you want? In detail! Do not spare any detail, be as specific as you possibly can.
M – Measurable
How do you know you have achieved it, what is the evidence? Ideally make it sensory based, use all of your senses in the evidence.
A – Achievable
Can it be done? Has it been done before? Do you know anyone who’s done it?
R – Realistic
Can you do it? Do you have the skills it takes to do it?
T – Time-framed
How long will it take you to do it? Can you break the goal down into smaller parts? Break it down into smaller mini goals if the goal is too “big” and set a deadline for each mini goal.
Why do people fail even when they set goals?
The reason why goal setting doesn’t work for some, if not most, people is that they do not set SMART enough goals and they are also ill-formed (baldy made goals).
People fail because their goals aren’t specific enough, they don’t know what they want, they can’t see it in their minds.
People set unrealistic goals, in the hope that they may “magically” accomplish them, not having a clue how they will do it nor what it takes to do it.
Lastly, people do not set a deadline; again, they hope for the best and praying that it just happens.
When we don’t sell SMART goals, it is like going for a drive without a map or a route, driving aimlessly without a final destination in mind and getting frustrated along the way because we don’t know when we will get there.
Side effects of not setting SMART goals
- Waste of precious time,
- Waste of precious resources,
- Waste of energy
Do you want to become a goal accomplishing machine?
Start setting SMART goals, writing them down and seeing them through to the end.
It helps speaking to people about them and also having an accountability buddy to remind you of what is important to you.
Also download the SMART Goal Sheet to start setting new goals.
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Thank you for reading.
Till next time,