In Episode 185 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Jan O’Brien & Matt Emerson continue their month-long series on Business Planning. According to the best research, less than 3 percent of Americans have written goals. We'll take the struggle out of the process - or at least - help you see s bit of light around goal writing!
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Identify clear, concise, SMART goals and know your WHY for each of them. Write them down for all areas of your life (Personal, Financial, Business/Career, Relationships/Family, Spiritual)
Specific/Simple ~ Is your goal specific and simply stated? example: "I want to be successful"
Would that be considered a specific goal? The answer is no. A specific goal would be, "I earn
$100,000 by December 31st of this year."
Measurable/Meaningful to you ~ Is your goal measurable?
The same example would apply. Earning $100,000 would be easily measured. Either you made it, or you did not!
Is your goal meaningful to you? Is the goal something you are passionate about, or is it something someone else wants for you?
Attainable/As if Now/All areas of your life ~ Is your goal attainable? Is it something you can achieve?
For example: "I want to earn One Billion dollars by December 31st of this year"
Although anything you put your mind to is possible, we want to make sure we are setting ourselves up for success, not failure. Think Big but be realistic.
Write out your goals as if they are happening now. Turn your priority goals into affirmations. The specific goal stated above would be an excellent example of this, "I earn $100,000 by December 31st of this year".
Write well-defined and clear goals in all areas of your life
Realistic/Responsible ~ Is your goal risky? This is where you can challenge yourself to attain a goal that would usually seem out of reach.
For example, if you think you can achieve X, shoot for Z
Create goals that are just outside of your comfort zone, causing you to push your boundaries regularly to achieve them.
Is your goal responsible? Is it ecological? For what purpose do you want this? What will you gain or lose if you have it?
Timeframe/Toward what you want ~ Is your goal timely? Does it have a due date? Without a specific deadline, a task can be put off repeatedly and often never completed.
Assign levels of prioritization as you plot out your goal setting. Even if your goal is easy to attain, continue to track your progress. Remember, everything counts.
The success of your goals comes from the sum of all activities that have a specific focus. Is your goal stated in words and actions that take you toward, not away from, your desired outcome?
Example: "I am a comfortable size ten by September 17th of this year." Instead of "I want to lose 10 pounds by June 30th, 2021."
Why Written Goals?
To clarify what it is you truly desire
Writing down your goals forces you to select something specific and decide what you want and when you want to attain it. Goals need to be important to you, your passion.
To motivate and inspire you to take action
To help you overcome resistance
To enable you to see and celebrate your success and progress
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