#WednesdayWisdom – Your Goals, Your “WHY” and Accountability

We know that people who set SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results oriented, and Time specific – Goals for themselves tend to be much more successful than people who don’t have written SMART Goals. Unless your goals are SMART they are really only wishes that belong in fairy tails.

The most successful people have hundreds of SMART goals over short-term, medium term and long term.

These people have their SMART goals written down and they refer to them on a daily basis.

Hundreds of SMART goals are too many to go after at once.

It is best to select one SMART goal from each of your short term, medium term and long term SMART goals and focus on having Action Plans to achieve each of these SMART goals at any one time. This means prioritizing your SMART goals based on their importance to you. Really understand “WHY” these SMART goals are important to you – again write out your “WHY”. The stronger your “WHY” the more likely you are to achieve your SMART goals

Pursue your SMART goals until they are achieved or you have proven conclusively to yourself that you can not achieve the SMART goal (hint most SMART goals are achievable if you take massive Action).

Then move onto your next SMART goal in order of importance to you.

A key Action to take to achieve your SMART goals is to share your SMART goals with someone you trust who will hold you accountable. This trusted person will contact you on a regular basis to discuss the agreed Actions you are taking to achieve your SMART goals and will have your permission to press you with questions around your Actions.