Everyone has them, but do you really know how to craft a goal that will help you get where you want to go?
Nothing will stop you faster than a vague goal that you’ll accomplish sometime.
Whether it’s a business goal or a personal goal, there are some basic steps in making it meaningful.
SMART goals will help you get there:
S=Specific: Be straight forward. Emphasize what needs to be done.
M= Measurable: Establish concrete criteria for measuring success.
A= Attainable: Stretch enough to inspire yourself into action.
R= Realistic: Doable, but not necessarily “easy”. Acquire necessary skills or resources to help you along.
T= Timely: Specify a clear target date to work toward. Plan your steps along the way.
That’s how you make a SMART goal!
Next week we will look at the goal setting formula, then you’ll be ready to start the hard work of fulfilling your goals!