Let’s just kick off 2012 by addressing the pink elephant in the room. New Year Resolutions! How did it go with your 2011 resolutions? I am going to take a shot and say that you were probably about as successful as the rest of the world – which is to say, they probably didn’t get accomplished. Resolutions typically don’t last past February.
2012 gives us a new chance to start again – and a new year is a great time to start! But this time, let’s set ourselves up for success by using SMART goals.
Smart goals are:
Specific – What do YOU want to accomplish?
Measurable – How can you tell when you’ve reached your goal?
Attainable – Set steps you can actually achieve
Realistic – Set yourself up to succeed. If the goal is to be 5’8 and your currently 6’4… probably a bit unrealistic
Time Specific – When will you meet your goal?
Last thing… Only share your goals with people that will positively support you. We all need more “You can” and less “you never will”.
Check out our own Jennifer Wallis talking about SMART goals on News9 http://www.news9.com/category/116601/video-page?autostart=true&clipId=6600884
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