When setting goals for ourselves, we need to make sure
they are SMART goals, otherwise we could set ourselves up to fail.
Be very clear in what you want to achieve.
Consider breaking the goal down into smaller steps.
How will you know when you have achieved
your goal? What will you be doing at that time? What will others notice you
doing? What will be different? What will you have started or be doing
regularly? What will you have stopped or be doing less of?
goals are not too high. Don't set yourself up to fail! Consider setting
smaller goals on your way to the big one. Celebrate your successes. If you
don't achieve what you set out to, then ask what you could do differently,
what would make it more likely to succeed next time?
REALISTIC & RESOURCED
Is this achieveable with the
resources you have? Are there any other resources
you need before you can, or to help you, achieve
your goal? How can you access these resources? What problems might you have?
What can you do to minimise those problems?
Set a reasonable time limit to achieve
your goal. 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years?
(smaller) time limits for smaller steps.
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