OK, I lied. I actually do want you to get SMART with me!
Actually, I mean I want you to get S.M.A.R.T with me.
This is how we are going to help you get unstuck and become unstoppable, because if you’re not willing to get S.M.A.R.T, you aren’t going to get what you want in life.
Let’s break that down…
In my last blog, I gave you a neat trick to take all your excuses, worries and anxieties around your big life goal or dream and make them actionable (you can click here to read that article).
Anyone who has followed me for a long time knows that ACTIONABLE is an important point that I hammer on quite frequently. Because if you can’t take action on your dreams, you don’t get what you want in life. It’s really that simple.
So, now let’s empower you to take action!
And the way you do this is by learning to get S.M.A.R.T!
If you did your ‘homework’ from my last blog, you should have made a decision on which one of your ACTIONABLE QUESTIONS you are going to work on, and you have identified 3 ways to go solve that problem (click here for more info on that step) .
Now, here comes the S.M.A.R.T. part!
Let’s write out a goal. We are going to make it:
- S – Specific… clearly spell out what action to take
- M – Measurable… Write it so you can easily tell if you accomplished the task
- A – Attainable… Make sure it’s something you can succeed at
- R – Realistic… Yes, I’m ready, willing and able
- T – Time bound… When will it be done
Are you with me so far? Good! Let’s continue with the same issue we worked with last week. We took the problem of “I don’t have enough time” and turned it into an Actionable Question called “What are 3 ways I could create time to work on my big dream?”
Got it? Let’s turn this into an S.M.A.R.T. objective. Here’s how I would write this out.
“By next Friday, I will find a babysitter for 2 hours every Saturday, so that I can spend those 2 hours working on my big dream.”
See how that works? This statement is S.M.A.R.T! Its:
- S – Specific… I can easily understand what action I need to take
- M – Measurable… I can easily tell if I met this goal or not
- A – Actionable… I know exactly what I need to do
- R – Realistic… 2 hours is all I can afford right now
- T – Time bound… I will have this done by next Friday
OK, I know you got this… So, grab your paper… Pick a couple of items on this list, and…
Get S.M.A.R.T with me!
So here’s the deal… If you just read this, but don’t take any action, you don’t get what you want in life… So you have to ask yourself… How bad do you want it?? If it’s really that important to you, you have to take action. I can give you all the great tips in the world, but if you don’t take action, then you don’t get what you want…
It’s really is that simple… not always easy… but it is simple…
So… Get S.M.A.R.T! Start taking small actions! Go make a difference in the world! And create your dream life!