Are you setting S.M.A.R.T. goals?

Goal setting is, in my opinion, the most important things you can do for your personal and professional life.  This is not just in your mind, but writing down and placed where the goals can be reviewed every day. How to set goals that I can complete.

Ned D Hanks SMART-Goals-300x300 Are you setting S.M.A.R.T. goals?

The technique I learned is SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

Specific

Be specific in the goal not vague.  Many people say “6 figure income” instead use a specific amount, $123,454.00.  Say you aretrying to grow your email list, don’t use “Double my Email List” instead say, “I will have 9789 people on my email list”.
 
Another way is to answer the 5 W’s, What, Why, Who, Where, Which.
 
  • What: $132,034.00
  • Why: Replace my corporate salary
  • Who: I, or if working with partner then We
  • Where: Where you can see your goal accomplished, is it a trip to another country, in office, etc
  • Which: Details about trip or car, details about sales goal, “500 Sales”.

The goal does not have to use all W’s, but the more the better.
 

Measurable

How will you measure the goal.  Might seam easy if goal is an income amount.  What if goal is number of sales,  member in downline.  Again, don’t be vague.  “I will have 9789 on my email list by adding 100 per week.”
 

Achievable

Yes, goal needs to be achievable but also needs to push your limits.   If you have been making a monthly income of $12,000 then saying “$15,000”  is probably not a stretch.  Better to say “Monthly income of $20,000.”
 

Relevant

Goal needs to be relevant to your personal or professional life.   Example: You sell weight loss, supplements and health productions online.  Having a goal to buy an apartment building might not be relevant. (I’m not saying buying an apartment building is not a good goal, just as an example)
 

Time Sensitive

 
Give a specific date to achieve the goal.  Don’t say ‘In 2 months’  instead say “March 31st, 2015”.  The   goal should be writing as if you have already achieved it.
 

Example

 
“Today is March 2nd, 2019, I am in my office looking at my sales income for the last 3 months.   I have made an average of $20,143 income each month. I did this by helping people acheive their goals”
 
This is only one goal.  You will probably have many.  I currently have 3 goals writing down.   I print out my goals and post in my office, bedroom and carry a copy with me.
 

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