I’ll go ahead and assume that you’re working on completing some goals for 2015 and preparing your new list for 2016. Personal and professional…I write a list and make it plain! If you don’t, I encourage you to create a list of goals and write them down. And then actually work on them. And then get an accountability partner (email me if you’d like to learn how you can join my mastermind group).
Rock Your Goals!
You’ve probably heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals right? (S)pecific.(M)easurable.(A)chievable.(R)ealistic.(T)ime framed.
They are explained in detail as such:
Specific: Goals need to be something specific. Often we set goals that are not precise, which makes it nearly impossible to judge whether we hit them or not. For example, a statement like “I will lose weight” is too vague. How will you know if and when you’ve reached your goal? Saying, “I will lose five pounds in the next 30 days” or “I will lose two inches from my waist” is more specific. At the end of the month it will be a simple matter of weights and measures: take your measurements and get on the scale.
Measurable: Goals need to be measurable. For example, many of us want to increase our number of contacts. But, “making new contacts” is an ambiguous statement. A clearer objective is “I will attend four networking events each month and try to connect with one person at each.” Another goal might be “I will sign up for Twitter and participate in one Twitter chat each week for the next four weeks.” It’s a simple, concrete goal. This makes it easy to track your results.
Continue reading about S.M.A.R.T. goals here.
This is what I wrote almost a year ago:
“A goal and the reason behind the goal are specific to the individual but there are key universal areas in which these goals fall. We review three of those areas below to help you get started.
To Seek purpose. At some point in our lives, we ask ourselves what is our purpose in this world. We wonder if there is more to life – more that we should be doing for ourselves and for others. Many keep going day to day in wonder while others begin trying to find purpose through trial and error. Before we begin anything, we are to study the word of God and pray about our purpose. Have faith and trust in His word.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Read more here.
Rocking My Goal All the Way to the Top
A major goal for me was to create and publish this website. Natasha VIP launched September 1 and I haven’t looked back since. It’s a lot of work but worth it. I strive to provide quality content and be helpful to other moms along the way. In order to see this huge goal come to fruition, I broke it down into small steps to ensure launch date success. Once I began working on this goal, each day brought a different step to fulfill including talking to a consultant, purchasing the domain name, searching for the perfect theme, securing social media handles, developing a list of topics, and so many more.
I hope you get the picture that you can succeed at your goals and you can make them manageable for you. The example above works for me and may work for you too.
Although there were several steps I took to prepare for this website, I do want to stress that sometimes we just have to press the go button. We can sometimes stall ourselves in the name of preparation.
So why I understand your need to prepare…don’t allow preparation to become a synonym for procrastination in your life.Don't allow preparation to become a synonym for procrastination in your life. ~Natasha Ptomey… Click To Tweet
Get ready…get ready…get ready…and then stay ready! Rock your goals and don’t look back!
So tell me…what is one goal that you are bursting at the seems proud to have rocked?