Several weeks back I posted about goal-setting and how I wanted to do better at this. In the past my goals were usually mentioned on this blog around the first of the year. I would set goals that were mostly fitness-based. I realize now this was imbalanced. Frankly I lost track of the goals throughout the year or just didn’t care as much later in the year as I did at the beginning.
Goal Setting: SMART Goals
Lately I’ve been realizing a goal needs to surpass an item on your “to do” list. Trying out organic gardening is something I can do. It’s not a goal. Becoming a certified master gardener and completing coursework… now that’s a goal. (Something I’m actually considering too!)
Last time I wrote about the areas of life we should set goals in. I learned about this way of goal -setting from listening to the EntreLeadership Podcast on iTunes. Today I wanted to add some information I received from a work seminar on goal-setting.
Each goal you write should be SMART:
At the time I went to the seminar simply because I had to attend in order to set work-related goals. Today I realize the information that was shared and I took notes on is actually helpful. I can apply this information to my own personal goal-setting. It’s that simple. I’m still finalizing my goals. They might be ready before the new year. I’m hoping I can share at least one or two of them with you.
Have you considered goals for the New Year?