2012. It’s here. Are you ready? Have you made your list of resolutions yet? You know, that list that you scrawl onto a scrap piece of paper minutes before the clock strikes 12:00. Or, perhaps you’re more of a mental list maker. This way you won’t have any evidence of what it was that you had planned (and inevitably gave up on) once the third week of January goes swishing by. Or, do you not make a list at all…knowing full well that you probably won’t commit to it anyway, so why put on the charade?
I don’t mean to be so pessimistic. Unfortunately, it seems to be the honest truth when it comes to most of us. And by most of us, I mean myself. But this year will be different…right?
According to TopAchievement.com any goal you make should be a S.M.A.R.T. goal. I’ve heard of this idea before. Essentially, ambiguous goals will not get done. Or, they might, but S.M.A.R.T. goals are more likely to be.
So, what are these S.M.A.R.T. goals? Well, according to TopAchievement.com they are:
- S – Specific
- M – Measurable
- A – Attainable
- R – Relevant
- T – Time-bound
Easy enough right? It seems a little daunting to plan, but I’ve been really thinking deeply about my goals for the year (and for my life). Perhaps have a goal or two a month? Or perhaps have 1-2 big goals and a few mini-goals for the year? There is certainly a lot to consider…I’m just glad to be considering it.