Brian Tracy, motivational speaker, says,
“What does it take to succeed on a big scale? A tremendous God-given talent? Inherited wealth? A decade of postgraduate education? Connections? Fortunately for most of us, what it takes is something very simple and accessible: clear, written goals.”
According to Brian Tracy, a study of Harvard graduates found that after two years, the 3 percent who had written goals achieved more financially than the other 97 percent combined!
Take time today to create and write down some solid SMART goals.
When you write a goal, use the SMART acronym to help you make sure that you are creating something that you will actually DO!
S = Specific
“I want to lose weight,” is not very specific. How about: “I am going to lose 15.37 pounds or 2 dress sizes.”
M = Measurable
Anything that you can measure, you can complete! “I will network with more people and make better connections for my business.” How would you measure “more”? Try something like this instead: “I will meet and follow-up with 2 new people at every networking event that I attend this year.”
A = Attainable
Is it possible to attain your goal? When you create your goals, make sure that your goal is possible! Now, you have to be cautious though. Don't go too easy on yourself. Give your goals some stretch so that you can grow!
R = Realistic
“I will fly to Aruba using only my arms.” Uh…no. There are certain laws of physics that still make it impossible for humans to fly on their own. Make sure that the goals you create are based in reality.
T = Time Limited
Give yourself a deadline. “I will write 3 blog posts a week–Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will begin my posting on 10/21/2009.”
Write down your goals and make them SMART and you will find the success you want!
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