Updated: Apr 13, 2021
A guide on how to set goals for the rest of the year
This year has made us reevaluate our values and visions, so why wouldn’t we reevaluate how we focus on our goals in the same way?
It’s now July. Do you even remember what goals you set back in January?
If you can actually remember -- how are you doing? What actions have you already taken so far this year? No need to judge yourself! Now’s the time to re-align or reestablish what you want to accomplish.
Setting goals has permeated all aspects of our lives. One of the most commonly used systems for setting goals, one that I also use and teach on my website, is the SMART goal system. If you’ve never used them before, SMART goals are goals that are:
S — pecific
M — easurable
A — ttainable
R — elevant
T — ime bound
But there’s more to accomplishing goals than just setting SMART goals. We all know that “goal setting” goes well for about the first 3 weeks after we set them and then the “shiny-ness” wears off and we lose focus. One of the most difficult things about setting goals is maintaining focus so you can stay motivated to accomplish them.
Let’s get the most out of our SMART goals by bringing more awareness to the process. Goals truly are helpful AND they are equally difficult to stick with if you aren’t aware and don’t have a plan.
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