As the New Year looms up (where DID all the time go?) many of us will be thinking of resolutions.
This year, I will be setting out goals. Not just goals, but SMART goals.
If you don’t work in corporate America (and for some, even if you do) – you may not have heard of smart goals.
Here you go:
Specific: Set concrete, clearly defined goals with specific points of success.
Measurable: Whatever the goal is, find ways to measure progress.
Achievable: Aim high, but within reason. Your goal should be a stretch, but something you could actually achieve.
Relevant: Find a goal that matters enough to you that you’ll be motivated to stick with it.
Time-bound: Set a reasonable timeline for your goal, and focus on the small wins along the way.
This is a way of setting your intent firmly into the structure of actuality. I try to use this when I am working on projects with others; as a volunteer; and in my own life. It makes accomplishing things much easier.
Here’s hoping you reach your goals for 2019 – may the new year bring you happiness, prosperity and the time to enjoy life. And remember: the more you do, the more you get done!