Today’s Tip – S.M.A.R.T. Goals; Listing out your goals
Once your Business Plan is in place you are ready to set up your S.M.A.R.T. Goals. Listing goals starts with your dream, or desired outcome. Example : I would like to be a professional comedian. Some S.M.A.R.T. Goals you could write down for this dream are as followed; • Start writing jokes, • Research comedy styles and comedians, • Workout routine on a stage, • Branding, Etc. Of course each of these goals would have smaller goals until your list was filled out nicely. A Hamburger is tasty, but a seasoned Hamburger with onions and lettuce are even more enjoyable.
Think of your list as a map directing you through your life. When you seem lost you can utilize your S.M.A.R.T. Goals to figure out where you are, should be, and are going. Taking a look at your goals daily are very helpful. Weekly is still a positive approach for those who need to step back to see a bigger / clearer picture. If you have written out your goals to only look at them once every few months you’ll most likely lose track of your destination. Try setting your S.M.A.R.T. Goals on your refrigerator, or bathroom mirror, or even on the wall next to your computer.
Adding to your list is a good thing. When you find yourself stuck because you are behind, or you have forgotten something, the list is there to be reorganized as needed. Obviously your goal is to subtract items on your list through accomplishment. While you may delete goals you should always be adding newer ones. A S.M.A.R.T. Goal list rarely ever vanishes as you are always evolving, learning, and finding new information to set forth your destination. If you feel overwhelmed from your lists size then break it down into smaller sections.