Personal New Year’s Resolutions

Shawnee Love   •  
January 14, 2011

If you can make goals that inspire you to make changes personally, then you can do it for your team and your business. Goal setting techniques are transferable. Here is the goal setting method I like to follow:

  1. Dream big about what I would like to accomplish over the year.
  2. Take those misty dreams and put some meat to them by asking myself what would success look like?
  3. Break down success into steps.
  4. Articulate the steps in S.M.A.R.T. fashion.

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym used to describe how each milestone and goal should be document as follows:

Specific- The goal is described exactly and in detail

Measurable- Goal achievement can be objectively measured

Achievable- Effort is required to accomplish the goal

Realistic- The goal is achievable with the resources and means available

Time Sensitive- The goal is tied to a deadline

Once you have laid out your goals in S.M.A.R.T. fashion, you have a good road map to help you reach your goals for the year.