How many goals have you set in the past?
But a better question is, how many things have you said you were going to do and never finished?
People are always talking about things they are “gonna” do; I am gonna get fit, I’m gonna lose heaps of weight, I am gonna try harder at work, I am making more cash. We are all gonna, gonna, gonna!
How much of these actually happen, I am “gonna” go with Pareto’s Principle (80-20 rule) on this one and give a bold 20% of these goals actually ever happen (and that’s me being a nice)
The problem is we say a lot of these so-called goals just in passing to our mate or family just because we think we should be doing them.
If we know we are overweight, then it just dribbles out of our mouths in conversation quite frequently that we need to start looking after ourselves better, eating healthier or we should really start working out.
So we half-ass it, we buy that gym membership, get some new “activewear” (because that is crucial) and we set our alarm for 5am, we got this!
We have no idea where we are actually heading! Oh, that’s right we are going to get fit, whatever that means and we are doing it sometime in the near future and we are going to commit…some time to this new venture. Vague, the goals we “set” (I use that in the loosest possible way) they are very vague.
The truth is when we try and achieve “goals” this way, we are setting ourselves up for failure and it isn’t a good type of failure, you know the failure that we learn from. No, it’s the type of failure that demoralises us, that really deflates us to the point we never want to try that again, and we settle. What’s even scarier is we have just given ourselves an excuse never to try again because we can actually say to people “Nah, I’ve already tried that, it didn’t work.”
Today it stops, no more excuses are to be made because the reason that our goals fail is that we aren’t being smart, so right here, right now, we are going to get SMART!
Make all your goals SMART goals:
When our objectives are SMART and written in a positive light, they are ripe for the picking, we can take action and crush the objective that sits in front of us.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- Jim Rohn
What have you been trying to achieve you need to reset and make SMART?