Smart Goal Setting
Smart Goal Setting
A goal is not a wish or a dream. A goal has to be written down. A smart goal setting practice is setting goals every day. I would like to pay off my bills or I would like to have money in my bank account are not good example of smart goal setting. I want to have one hundred thousand dollars in my bank account on Jan 1st 2013. That’s a specific goal. I will contact 5 new prospects a day for the next 30 days. That is a good example of smart goal setting.
Your goal needs to be measurable. Bad goal setting “I will talk to people every day about my business” The correct way to set a measurable goal is ” I will talk to 5 people today about my product or opportunity. Bad – ” I will lose weight this year” good – “I will lose 50 pounds this year”
Smart goal setting consists of goals that are obtainable. If you have never made 50k a year chances are you should not set a goal to make a million this year. If you have never prospected 2 people a week you should not set a goal to prospect 10 a week. Your goal’s need to stretch you, but not insult you.
Realistic runs in the same form as measurable. I like to teach team members to stretch, but be honest. The subconscious mind needs to believe you have a chance to reach the goal or it will not help you reach it.
A Goal with out a date on it is a wish. You must have smart goal setting to reach your goals. Set a time on your goals. I will on this date. I will talk to 2 people a day. I will recruit two new team members every week. I will lose 10 pounds in 30 days. Put a date or a time on your goals.
How I help team members with smart goal setting.
First we talk about what they want to accomplish. Then I talk about what it will take to get there. We talk about if they are willing to do what it will take. It’s like setting a goal to save $30,000 this year, but not agreeing to put $577 a week away. Chances are you aren’t going to reach your goal.
Smart Goal Setting Example
Set your goals backwards. If you want to save $30,000 a year. Don’t focus on the $30K it’s too big. Work backwards. Focus on saving $2,308 a month. Then go even more focus on saving $577 a week and saving $82.43 a day. You must bridge the gap between where you are now and where you are going. If you want to make money online, but you have never set up a website or a blog. You need to set a goal to start blogging and learning SEO.
Smart goal setting is the way to a more prosperous life
Set a goal to set smart goals and watch your goals become reality.
Chief Inspiration Officer
P.S. if you are looking for a way to reach your financial goals I can help.
Take a look around or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org