How do I make my goals more achievable?
By John Counsel
Try making them SMART:
S = SPECIFIC.
“When we deal in generalities, we will rarely succeed. When we deal in specifics, we will rarely have a failure.” [Thomas Monson, author of “Goals”]
M = MEASURABLE
Make your goals performance-based and quantifiable.
Then you can measure your progress and know when they’ve been achieved.
A = ACHIEVABLE
Remember — the way to eat an elephant is one mouthful at a time.
R = RELEVANT
Does eating that elephant have a purpose?
Stay on target.
And plan within your Roles for real relevance.
T = TIMELY (and TIMED)
Success depends on doing the right things for the right reasons — but doing them at the right time is just as important.
Make sure there’s a deadline — or a series of deadlines with a clearly-identified “drop dead” final deadline.
False deadlines undermine your credibility with others… and yourself.
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