Let 2006 be the year you set SMART goals instead of make resolutions. Resolutions, in my opinion, are fleeting, transitory, short-lived. Goals, on the other hand, seem real; things that I can touch and feel. As a result, I favour setting goals instead of making resolutions.
Most people are familiar with the SMART approach to goal setting, meaning goals should be:
In addition to the above, I am suggesting another approach:
S-erious. Be serious and committed to your goals. Don’t just say “I need to get a new job”, then sit around waiting for the job to fall in your lap. Think of the steps you need to take to make it a reality.
M-ake it happen. Write down your goal(s)and make it happen. Only you have the power to make your goals and dreams happen. Others can help, but you have the final say.
A-ction. Take some action. There’s no point in writing down your goals if you are not prepared to take action.
R-each out for help. If you cannot do it by yourself, reach out for assistance from family, friends, coworkers or associates.
T-ake T-ime. Take the time to reward yourself for each step you have taken towards your goal. Those tiny rewards will serve as motivators for you to keep on going.
So, let 2006 be the year you set SMART Goals and watch them come to pass.
A Happy and Prosperous New Year from The Wright Career Solution, the company that noves your career forward…one step at a time!