Taking Effective Action

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

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