Rocky tends to be an all-time favorite movie to many. The story of an underdog resonates with us for many reasons. Not to mention, it is one of the best series of movies to quote, “Yo Adrienne.”. The New Year’s Goal setting ritual hits us hard, much like the Rocky quote above. Typically, we do not approach our New Year’s Goals SMART enough, or for that matter, write them down. A Dominican University professor once noted that when a person writes down their goal, they are 42% more likely to achieve it. This is a decent statistic, but we still need some umph. This is where we need to train ourselves SMART(ER) like Rocky in his movies. Throughout this post we are going to look at seven components to making our goals smarter than before so we can pen our goal to paper and achieve it. Let’s jump in!
Make your goals specific and narrow for more effective planning.
Define what is going to prove you are making progress and reevaluate when necessary.
Make sure you can reasonably accomplish your goal within a certain timeframe.
Your goals should align with your values and your long-term objectives.
Set an end-date that is ambitious, but realistic, for task prioritization and motivation.
Set some benchmarks to evaluate your progress along the way. Reflection on progress is important.
By making your plan revisable, you account for unexpected errors and hiccups along the way to adjust your goal to align to your ultimate vision.
Now, write it down. This helps to clarify and intensify your intentions. Once you have it written, post it some place where you will see it regularly and be reminded of how YOU are making progress each day! If there are ways that we can assist you with aligning to your goals here at BDS, please click here. Looking forward to strengthening your business!