What is a goal? Something you are trying to achieve.
GOALS ARE SMART! “Literally”
Below is an easy acronym on how to remember the importance of setting goals.
S: Specific – Goals should be clearly defined and precise.
Example 1: Bad goal: I want to lose weight, good goal: I want to lose 5 lbs this month by re-evaluating my entire diet, working out 3 nights per week, and cutting out all sodas.
Example 2: Bad goal: I want to be rich, good goal: I want to generate 100,000 in passive income within 5 years to this date by coming up with an effective plan and doing online research to get started.
Example 3: Bad goal: I want to write a book, good goal: I want to write a book, at least 150 pages in length, about “Confronting Fears”, and have it done by December 21st. I will commit to writing 2 pages per day.
When you think about a good goal that you’ve set, you see that it is more specific. You have added details on what you really want to accomplish instead of broadly throwing out a common proposal.
M: Measureable- If you can’t measure your goal, then it will hard to meet. With every goal, you should decide on how you want to observe and monitor your goal. Ways to measure goals: a journal, a checklist, a graph, a spreadsheet, a chart, a whiteboard, a calendar, etc.
A: Attainable- With goals, they should be realistic and attainable. For an example, having a goal to lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks just isn’t realistic or quite healthy. Reachable is the word you need to associate with attainable.
R: Realistic- Attainable goals and realistic goals go hand and hand. Don’t set your self up for disappointment if your goal is not realistic at all. Of course faith and trusting in God should always come into play! Being mindful of your finances, schedule, personal capacity, priorities, and health conditions are also important to remember when setting goals.
T: Timely – Every goal should have a completion date or estimate. If you fail to have a target date, how do you expect to accomplish your objective? Deadlines are important! They require discipline. Depending on your goal, it can be daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals, etc.
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog.
Think of some goals you want to set and write them down now.
You’d be surprised on what you can accomplish in a week, month, and year if you really discipline yourself and stay consistent. Be Blessed =)
Blog inspiration: Never Give Up, by Joyce Meyers