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Creating SMART 2014 Goals

Sunday, December 29, 2013

We talked about setting goals a couple of days ago ... most of us need them to make progress on this journey. But, how do we actually do the task of setting them? Myrna (HUMMINGBIRDFLY) mentioned in her response to my blog about setting SMART goals. Yes! Those are the very best kind!

Goals need to be:
1. Specific
2. Measurable
3. Attainable
4. Relevant
5. Time-bound

So, a good goal would be:
I'm going to walk daily for 30 minutes for one week, then re-assess.

This is specific ... I'm going to walk.
This is measurable ... I'm going to do it for 30 minutes.
This is attainable ... I'm physically able to do this activity.
This is relevant ... I need physical activity!
This is time-bound ... This goals is set for one week and I'll re-assess.

Next, after we set the goal, we need to make the plan ... when will I actually find the 30 minutes in my day for my walk? Schedule it into my day!

Get to work. emoticon or emoticon Take a buddy along if that makes it easier!

Stick to it with a program to reinforce your activity ... stickers, mark it off on the calendar ... find what works for you!

All these done, YOU WILL REACH YOUR GOAL! emoticon

But, I can make mistakes in setting my goals ...
1. I can make them too big to start with
2. I can not be specific enough
3. I can make too many to work on at one time
4. I can not write them down and they'll slip from my radar

Good news, I can start again!

So, let's do it! Write those goals and let's get to work!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HDHAWK 12/31/2013 7:43PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 12/31/2013 7:10PM

    Great visuals to help explain these awesome goal-setting tips!

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GRANDMA125212 12/30/2013 8:37AM

    very good blog.

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/29/2013 11:23PM

  Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/29/2013 11:01PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm working on my SMART goals now. Thanks for sharing, Cathy!

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SERENE-BEAN 12/29/2013 10:53PM

    I've always seen the R as Realistic, but either way, I like it!

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GRAMMY7070 12/29/2013 8:35PM

    Great advice. Thank you. emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 12/29/2013 4:52PM

    We'll get there all together!

Happy New Year
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BRONXBABE 12/29/2013 4:32PM

    Thank you!

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GAILANN48 12/29/2013 4:32PM

    Very well constructed and explained. Well done!

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GLORYB2014 12/29/2013 4:26PM

    An excellent way to choose our goals! I've already set 2 goals for myself for the coming year, 2 things to work on all year, not resolutions that I know I'd break within a week or so, lol.

And, I ordered a Spark calendar that has stickers I can put on to show what I've done or am doing! Right now the calendars are on sale if anyone wants to look in the Spark Store for them.
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AWESOMECHELZ 12/29/2013 4:17PM

    Thanks for the explanation and help! emoticon emoticon Very well thought out. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/29/2013 4:15PM

    Sounds great.

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