If you want to achieve something successfully i.e. it delivers and has a purpose, you should have a goal.
Everyone is familiar with the acronym SMART. I have been using and training the use of SMART for many years now and although a very useful tool , somehow people seem to struggle with the complexity of it all
Struggle no longer
I came across the following in my study of a Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren which has made goal setting and the use of SMART as a framework simple
Here it goes
- Is the action you are about to take personal, does it involve you?
- Is the action you are about to take practical, is it something you can do (do you have the skills, knowledge, tools, materials, contacts)
- Is the action you are about to take provable…does it have a deadline (is there a measurable finish line)
If the action you are about to take meets these three criteria, write it down.
Now go do it