Do you set goals and then push them off? Or set such big goals that after a little bit of work you realize how hard it would be to achieve? I know I do. I get SO excited and lost in the planning and preparation. Then I am so stuck in the dream that I get worried about doing the work and having nothing turn out right. Am I asking too much to have it all be perfect? Well, setting SMART goals changed that for me. And it can work for you too! Start setting SMART goals with your SMART goals worksheet from the Resource Library and we will get started!
What Are SMART Goals?
SMART goals are a specific type of goal that you can use to make sure you are making achievable goals for yourself.
By using this method, you will make well rounded, detailed goals that can help to encourage you and keep you on track all at the same time.
Specific – Clear, Concise, Tangible. Detailing who, what, where, when, etc
Measurable – Must be able to be tracked
Achievable – Realistic and encouraging progress
Relevant – Pertains to your current long-term goals and overall vision
Timely – Has a realistic deadline
Write a mission statement of sorts, for your goal. List ALL details. Who needs to be involved? What are you trying to accomplish and why? When, generally, will it be due? Where will it happen or take place? Are there any potential problems?
Be sure that your goal is tangible and able to be tracked. Define the metrics by which it will be tracked. And if it will take more than a few weeks, set some milestones.
The goal needs to be attainable. You can’t go from nothing to perfect in a month. Make sure that it is also something that you can control. If you are saying that you will make 500 sales, that is not controllable. But improving marketing tactics to push more sales, would be achievable.
Make sure your goal lines up with your overall vision for your life or business. If accomplishing the goal does not get you closer to that vision, then the goal is not relevant at this time.
You need to set a deadline for your goal. A time that it has to be accomplished by. This is VERY important. Because without it, you will never be done. It is for encouragement and accountability.
Stop by the Resource Library to get your FREE printable SMART goal worksheet. And start to write strong, SMART goals so you can work towards your goals in all parts of your life. You can use them to be able to really get you where you want to be and so that you can start to live your dreams a little bit sooner.