How to Make Your SMART Goals Attainable
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How are you doing on chunking your goals so far??
This post is Part 3: Attainable
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This quote is so relevant to this step because once you really start chunking your goals into mini-goals, there’s a good chance you’re going to become overwhelmed. And overwhelm can usually only be resolved by somebody stepping in and telling you to calm the eff down. So I’m telling you that right now: CALM THE EFF DOWN!!! See, you wouldn’t be setting these goals if you weren’t capable of figuring it out.
Even if you just realized you don’t have the skill-set needed for some of your mini-goals, guess what–most people don’t! Why set a goal if you’re not challenging yourself and learning and growing??! Otherwise what’s the point? You could do it in your sleep, and boredom does not breed ambition! So let’s figure out how to make sure these goals are attainable!
“A” Attainable: Goals should be a challenge, but not hopeless.
Let’s get real here–if you are a high school grad with no business experience or knowledge, it’s probably not in your best interest to set a goal of making $500K in the next year selling this awesome new app you made. I have to credit the ambitious dream, but honestly–that far of a stretch will just kill your dream and motivation when you realize after one month that this is nevah. gonna. happen.
Having problems seeing clearly whether or not your goal is actually attainable? Ask someone who knows you VERY WELL, and that you TRUST. You absolutely don’t need judgement when asking for this type of help. If you can’t think of anyone that fits the bill, find someone in the industry that your goal relates to. Send a quick email–people love to help when they can! Ask a few questions, and send a very generous thank you note if they took the time to respond and give pointers!
Usually, once you see the path needed to take in those extra skills, you can create your plan of tasks to get it done with super breezy ease. It’s just a matter of taking the first step to gain the knowledge!
SO HERE’S THE ACTION PLAN:
1-Determine if more is needed to achieve any of your chunks, or mini-goals
2-If more is needed, rewrite your goals to include extra steps
3-Don’t get discouraged if it’s gonna take longer than expected! Goal achievement is a PROCESS!
It’s all coming together now, I can feel it!!
If you missed ‘S’: Specific, Part 1, go HERE.
Can’t wait for next week! In the meantime, work on determining HOW to make each mini-goal achievable!
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