We are on the cusp of a new year and with that comes goals/resolutions. Everybody has one but few follow through. I think about how successful or happy or fulfilled we could be if we just did what we set out to do. Sometimes we get distracted but more often than not, we set ourselves up for failure. We do not set SMART goals. I learned about smart goals in a business class years back and it’s something that I apply professionally but most importantly in my personal life.
Goals have to specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. For example one of my goals as I’ve documented is to lose weight. It’s not enough to just that say that however. But rather I want to lose 36 pounds by July 11, 2015 with an average of 5 pounds a month. I will accomplish this by exercising 5-6 times a week coupled with a well-balanced diet void of processed foods.
Be calculated and specific with your resolutions. And force yourself to set benchmarks that evaluate progress. Then simply take action. Do something every day that works towards that goal.
Below is a link to an article that I read every so often. It helps to keep me motivated and focused. I hope it does the same for you.
Happy New Year!
-A Woman in Process