Yesterday I showed you the steps I take to have a productive to-do list. Today we are moving on to mistake #2 which is not setting personal goals.
A personal goal isn’t just something like I want to lose weight, I want to eat better or I want to feel better. A personal goal needs to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Specific).
Specific– When choosing your Specific goal try and answer this 4 W questions:
- What do I want to accomplish
- Why is this goal important
- Who is involved
- Where will it occur
Measurable— A measurable goal should address questions such as:
- How much?
- How many?
- How will I know when it’s accomplished?
Achievable– An achievable goal will answer such questions as:
- How can I accomplish this goal?
- How realistic is this goal?
Relevant– Ask yourself these questions:
- Is this goal worthwhile
- Is this the right time to accomplish this goal
- Does this match my needs
Time Specific– A time specific goal needs to have a definitive end time as well as time-sensitive mini goals (daily, weekly etc.)