With the news reporting how high our chances are of failing our New Year resolutions (42-92% according to WalletHub), you may wonder, "why bother?" Here's why: because Ready2ACT clients want to improve themselves, their businesses, and their lives.
What's the most common reason that people fail to achieve their
goals? Because they don't break them down into specific, smaller, attainable tasks that focus on the purpose. You can you can greatly increase your chances of success by making "SMART" goals. We've all seen the SMART acronym, but nearly every time I
re-teach it to clients, they admit that they don't really apply it to goal setting. Let's review:
pecific: What specifically do you want to accomplish? Avoid
ambiguous and vague terms like "sales, leadership, exercise."
easurable: How will you measure your progress? Beware of words like "improve, more, less" without a quantifier or qualifier.
ttainable & Actionable: Break your goals into small, doable
elevant: Why is this meaningful to you and what are the benefits? Make your goals personal, so they are important to you.
ime-based: Give yourself a sense of urgency by setting realistic but challenging deadlines and timeframes.
If you want to increase your chances of success by 1000%, use
to write down your goals and then tell someone to increase your personal accountability. Ask that person to help you make your goals even SMARTer. Getting another perspective can help you gain more clarity and conviction. Rewrite them appropriately and take action now. Celebrate each accomplishment on your way to your successful completion.