From Mary Kay Ash: “Give yourself something to work toward—constantly.”
I read this quote and immediately LOVED IT, because I feel that it epitomizes what it means to set goals. I love talking about goal setting, the art of taking large tasks or projects and breaking them down into smaller, more easily realizable and achievable pieces. It is absolutely necessary to achieve progress in any area of life.
Goal setting can be beneficial for tasks as simple as going to bed at a reasonable time in order to achieve a proper night’s sleep. With that said, any objective, large or small, should be accompanied by a S.M.A.R.T. goal. Such goals are S-specific, M-measurable, A-attainable, R-realistic, and T-time-bound or have a time frame. S.M.A.R.T. goals prevent tasks, objectives, project, and dreams from seeming insurmountable, from completing a high school or college paper to starting a business. The only caveat…once it’s written, you gotta stay focused, or else it’s written for nought. Focus = action.
Consider what areas in your life (large or small) could benefit from change and then write a SMART goal to work towards the change you want to see. If you need help writing it or brainstorming , contact me. I’d LOVE it. Tootles!
“Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” —Chinese proverb