The Problem with "Smart" New Years' Goals - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Most of the books dealing with goal-setting talk about S.M.A.R.T. goal framework - goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound.
While this is a good start, being time-bound in our new self-commitments has its drawbacks.
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During the new year, our birthday or even the start of a school year, most of us have a feeling of a fresh start, a new beginning.
These 'fresh start' moments provide us with a temporary motivation to pursue our goals.
We decide to suddenly start to follow our new daily routine, incorrectly assuming that suddenly we have changed, and are now a completely different and new person.
It is unrealistic to suddenly change from today to tomorrow; it's better to change in a gradual manner.
Our self-belief and the supply of daily motivation we are to get are key factors in our success, much more than just setting the right goals, which requires little effort.
Being positive and committed to your goals goes a long way in being able to realize them.
Not being able to achieve your target or failing on some days, even unable to continue, is part of your journey, and is a lesson for you to dust yourself and get back up.
If we feel lost and give up after a failure, then we are just looking for an excuse. Failure is required for you to succeed eventually.
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Writing down your goals will force you to clarify what you want. It will drive you to pick your destination.
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Writing down your goals will motivate you to take action.
Because articulating your intention is important, but it is not enough. You must execute your goals.
Writing down your goals will provide a filter for other opportunities.
The more successful you become, the more you will be deluged with opportunities. But these opportunities can quickly become distractions that pull you off course.
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Keep It Small — It’s about thinking big and acting small. You’ll achieve those big goals in time.
Measure Your Progress — If you don’t measure your progress, it’s safe to say that you are not making any.
Be Accountable To Yourself — One of the most important skills you can learn in life is to be self-reliant.
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Our emotions motivate us more than willpower.
If we are generous, fair and co-operative, we have an invaluable tool to motivate us to complete our goals. If we cultivate good character, compassion, and honesty, it leads to a better chance of success in our endeavors.