Creating SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals and following through, is the cornerstone of your success.
Planning out your specific goals and following through is key to your success and reaching your desired goals. When people don’t plan or take action, goals do not get accomplished, and they often go by the waist side.Brian Tracey
Successful people have and follow through on specific goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. Setting goals enables you to organize your time and your resources so you can achieve what you truly desire in life.
In step 2, it is time to create SMART goals. Be clear about what you want to accomplish, a timeline for completing your goal and specific milestones that show small successes. After successfully completing a goal or milestone, get into the habit of rewarding yourself with something special to acknowledge your hard work.
After you have completed writing out your goals, go to your calendar (in your book/computer/phone) and record reminders of your milestones and goal due dates. Also, review the dates regularly, to make sure you are on target with completing your goals.
For more information on completing this section, view the video below.
*If you need help determining what to focus on, complete the strengths profile at the end of the journal.