Let’s review a few more goals to see what a well-written, S.M.A.R.T. goal looks like.
A friend of mine is an entrepreneur who lives in North Carolina. He’s very busy right now, and is juggling several large projects. He made a decision that he wants to connect more often with other entrepreneurs in order to discuss ideas. In addition, he enjoys being around people who have a similar mindset. Here’s the goal he came up with:
“I am joining and attending six meetings of the Entrepreneur’s Club in Charlotte, N.C. by December 31, 2012.”
First he will join the club. Then he will check his calendar and match it up with their meetings. Then he will put the meetings on his schedule, and block out the dates. Then he will attend the six meetings. It’s that simple!
Good for him! He made a decision; wrote it down, and now he’ll take action.
Can you see the clarity that writing a goal brings?
Remember that 97% of people never figure this out. But now you have. Congratulations! You are a Winner!!!
Here’s another S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
“From now through April 30, 2012, I am seeking God’s peace and clarity two times each day.”
Obviously, this is a Spiritual Goal. All he has to do now is figure out what time during the day he’s going to do this and then set reminders so that it happens.
And finally, one of my younger friends is getting ready to graduate from college as an architect! I’m really proud of his tenacity and know that his talent will take him far. Here’s the S.M.A.R.T. Goal he shared with me:
By April 30, 2012, I am producing the project for my thesis using the 3-D software named Revit.
I have no idea what that is, but he does and that’s what’s important. Now he has to figure out the actions he will take (buying it, learning it, etc.) in order to accomplish the goal. And if he makes an “A” or a “B” on the project, I promise him a great lunch at the Atlanta restaurant of his choice! (Yes, you heard right Greg!!!)
In the last couple of posts on goals, I’m going to share with you a couple of “wins” that I’ve seen people experience who are using the exact methods that you have now learned.
Until next time . . .