YOU CAN SET GOALS
S.M.A.R.T. is not so Smart
Many people have been exposed to goal setting through the SMART methodology. Equally, many fail to set goals, or fail to achieve them. SMART may not be so smart. Let me give you three useful goal setting snippets.
Goal setting must be tailored for your strengths and weaknesses, and for the particular circumstances. Consider this: you have something you want, you have defined it to a point, but you do not have a firm plan to get there. Is this a goal? Under the SMART system it is not. In fact, it is what I call a Discovery Goal; one where you take actions to both prepare for an opportunity to achieve the goal, and to better define it. A discovery goal took me from career IT to my passion for property development, and making $500k in one year.
Another common myth is that you should announce your goals to the world, to keep you accountable. There is a time when you do this as it will engender support from others to join you on your journey, however, goals in their infancy are fragile and need a chance to grow and develop before being exposed to the big, bad world.
What is the most useful tool you have for goal achievement? This is the third snippet - it is your subconscious. How often have you driven home and realised that you have no idea about the trip, even whether all of the lights were green. They were. Your subconscious drove you home as you trained it to. Programming your subconscious through goal and path visualisation enables it to steer you towards opportunities and away from distractions (you know, when you get the niggling feeling you should get up and do that task you've been putting off).
Chris Christoff, Project Manager, Property Developer and Author of Goal Setting For People Who Can't set Goals
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