Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for our future. When somebody asks, “What are your goals?” or “What do you want your life to look like in ___ years?” it can either be exciting or intimidating.
When thinking about your goals, make sure you know the difference between an aspiration and a goal. A goal should be something you have (mostly) full control over. An example of this can be: “I want to have 5 articles written about my business this year” versus “I am going to reach out to 20 publications this year to promote my business with the hopes of having at least 5 articles written about my business”. Can you guess which one the goal is? If you said the second one, you’re right! This is because you have control over sending emails and the number of emails you send, but you don’t have control over how many respond or how many articles are written about your business. The second option is action-oriented with the hopes of creating the outcome of your aspiration.
Here is a quick guide on how to create goals that are realistic, sustainable and most of all FLEXIBLE! Life happens, and sometimes things aren’t in our control.
Yes, the classic S.M.A.R.T. goal breakdown is taught a lot, but it’s very important! Here’s a recap:
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