New Year, New You….what are your plans?
It’s that time of year where we turn a new page and set out what goals we want to achieve for the year.
Firstly, what goals or objectives did you set out to achieve last year?
Did you complete them?
If not why not?
Too ambitious? Too difficult or too vague?
By learning the lessons from the past we can then look at better goal setting. But it’s not really worth starting with new goals if you didn’t complete your old ones. However, if the old goals are proving difficult to achieve, it may be worth re-writing them and refreshing them.
Let’s look at how we can refresh or set new goals:
Most people are familiar with the term SMART goals. Which means that goals should be :
Specific – What are you going to achieve?
Measureable – How will you know when the goal/objective has been achieved.
Achievable – Can the objective be achieved – is it dependent on other tasks being completed first?
Releavant – Does it matter?!!!
Time bound – When will the objective be complete?
However, I prefer SMARTER Objectives. The E being for Exciting and the R for Rewarding.
What’s going to be different if you do the objective? If it’s not exciting and not rewarding then is it really worth doing?
Happy New Year!!!