Goal Setting: A Key to Success

Oct 27, 2014

One of the first keys to success is leveraging the superpower of goal setting.

Getting clear on what you want to do, be, have, or become. Do you really know where you want to go?  Whether you’re reading this for improvements in your personal life, or business success it’s important to have a clear destination.  Do you have a clear vision? Do you know what success looks like, I mean really looks like? If the answer is no, don’t panic.

Your mission is to identify, develop and begin using your superpowers to help you get to your goals quicker and easier than you’ve ever imagined.  Rather than grabbing at every bright, shiny object that passes through your field of vision, set your sights on your target and keep your focus clear.

In order to get long-term sustainable results you have to get a clear outcome, understand the purpose of the goal and the specific action steps necessary to help you achieve that goal.

One of the most common strategies for setting goals is to use the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting method. The first step is to capture your goals on paper, create a computer file, or download a goal-setting app to your Smartphone or digital pad. Once you’ve captured your goals, compare them to the SMART criteria. It’s a great place to start and a fairly simple system to learn.

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S = Specific

M = Measurable

A = Attainable

R = Realistic

T = Timely / Tangible

To help your mind and body achieve the goal, it needs to be specific and embedded into your unconscious. To help you get clarity start by writing down exactly what you want, why you want it, ideas and action steps on how to get there. Keep in mind that if you have a strong enough “why” then your brain will work to give you the “how.” You’ll find that you’re going to want to go through the SMART criteria process at least a couple of times as you refine your goals list an action plan. You will find that when you start out a set your goals that many of them may have been on your list before, but don’t let that discourage you. Just because you may have failed in the past, or given up on your goals does not mean that you can’t begin again smarter and achieve them.


I would love to hear about your goals. What are you trying to reach and have you used the S.M.A.R.T method before? Let me know below!
Author: Ford Saeks, Business Growth Specialist, Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant. Helping you find, attract, and keep your customers. Find out more about Ford


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