Having a plan never failed me in the workplace, but sometimes it is hard to translate this to my personal life.
But I do believe this is the bottom line, folks… a goal without a plan is just a wish!
After a year of searching for a new home, we finally found “the one.” I can’t WAIT ’til Moving Day!
My personal goal this week is to pack all my winter clothes, books, and china/glassware from the kitchen. Ok…I don’t know anyone who likes packing. I was actually excited about it, but I’m having a hard time being objective in the “keep this, toss that” conversation with myself – so it is taking WAY longer than I had hoped.
And my helpers? Well…cute.. but not so helpful…
Time to take a page from my own book (literally!) and be a Smart Girl!
Smart Girls set SMART goals! SMART goals is an acronym which stands for Specific-Measurable-Attainable- Realistic-Timely. This was first introduced to me in a corporate environment, and I didn’t learn what I could have from the process because I was using it to set and meet someone else’s goals.
For personal goal setting, I have found a whole new appreciation for it!
S – Specific (Do you use words like “who,” “what,” “when,” “why,” , etc.?)
M – Measurable (Do you answer questions like “how often,” or “how many?”)
A – Attainable (Clearly describe the result you want to achieve)
R – Relevant (Is this goal realistic for YOU?)
T – Timely (Is this something you should be pursuing now, or would it be more appropriate a year from now?)
A task like packing up a WHOLE house is incredibly daunting, so I’m finding this incredibly helpful in breaking up the job into manageable chunks.
A much more manageable approach that is measurable, realistic, and attainable! Surely I can do this by the end of the day?
Do you use SMART goal setting in your personal life? I’d love to hear about how it has worked for you. Leave me a comment below this post!
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