Launch yourself in the right direction by using SMART goals, that will create a measurable end result that is meant to be achieved in a set timeframe.
We All Know What Goals Are, But Are YOU Using Them to Create Great Results?
What are goals? The prestigious Oxford Dictionary defines a goal as ‘The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result’. Simply put, a goal is something that one is trying to achieve. A SMART goal is a measurable end result that is meant to be achieved in a set timeframe. For the purpose of this article, we will look at SMART Goals and their importance.
No Dummies Allowed When It Comes to Setting SMART Goals
SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. They are Specific in the sense that the final outcome is known exactly. Measurable means that the expected outcome can be seen clearly, that is there will be hard evidence that the goal has been achieved. Attainable refers to how realistic you’re being when setting a goal. If it’s impossible to achieve, then you are not being realistic and you’re bound to fail. Relevant refers to whether the set goal is going to change your or the situation in a positive manner or add value. If not, then there is no need to go down that road. Time-bound refers to setting a time by which the said goal should be accomplished. SMART goals are not open-ended.
Goals Really Are the Difference Between Dreamers & Achievers
So, why is it important to set goals? In the times we’re living in there are so many distractions and if we want to improve ourselves and be focused we must set goals. Goals make clear what is important in our life. When we set goals as we move away from the realm of wishful thinking to a place of planning and executing with an end result in mind. This is the realm of successful people in life and so setting goals sets you up for success.
Motivation, FOCUS and Goals
Setting a goal motivates you to achieve that which you want to achieve now that the outcome is no longer vague in your mind. It pushes you and serves as a reminder every day that there are things you need to do to get there. When you set goals, you tend to attain a level of self-discipline that you didn’t have before. You set your priorities and eliminate time wasters. Goals help you focus. Setting goals also gives you a clear vision of the future and gives you something to look forward to. Once you are able to see this clear vision, you are driven to attain it. You can’t just sit back if you’re serious about the goals you have set; you are obliged to take action.
Dig Deep to Achieve What You Want Out of Life
When you set goals, you tend to get so much more out of life. You find yourself willing to try to do things you never thought you could before. Every milestone you attain helps you gain confidence in yourself and what you are capable of. In the process of striving to attain your goals you will learn new things, and when you attain a set goal you attain a feeling of self-fulfillment that is rare to find. This will push you to do even better and attain more in your life.
SMART Goals For Time Management
SMART goals help save time making sure that your time is not wasted on unnecessary activities. What’s more, it’s in the process of setting goals that you become clear on exactly what you want in life. And once you are clear, the end product can only be better.
Be Crystal Clear About Your Goals
In conclusion, when you set and achieve goals, you may find yourself not only changing your life, but that of your family and also of the community around you. You become an agent of change. You encourage others to soar to great heights. Set SMART goals today and watch as the scales fall off your eyes and the future becomes crystal clear.
By Coach Ceanne