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S.M.A.R.T. and FUN! Goal Setting

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on September 27, 2010

We have all taken some course or workshop that gave us the acronym “SMART” for goal setting -meaning that all goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. This has apparently worked for many goal-setting gurus. I would like to add some other descriptors to goal setting and those words would be: JOY…FUN….DREAM.

The reason why so many people do NOT set goals is because it is not fun or it is draining. According to SMART, they have to be realistic. I would agree, but I also think that we need to dream in order to truly push ourselves. Too much of the time, we are safe with our intentions – why not be bold with your intentions? Why not push yourself. Why not set 3 different levels of goals.

Why not have 101 goals – goals that could be achieved in the next year along with some lifetime goals – who knows, sometimes just writing it down, makes it become a reality. We can “dream” about making a $1M in our lifetime, but once we write it down, it commits us – it may not have to be this year or next, but why not have making a million dollars a goal?

Reprinted from Joy of Goals- Karen Hoffman

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