Monday, January 7, 2013

ring in the new year

This is a goal setting help sheet my dad has taught us for years. Normally I only post for comedy, but regarding a new year and making ourselves better, I think that this formula is too good to not share. May your 2013 be excellent and full of greatness! 

Things that help with successful goal setting:

1.      Make your goals attainable.
2.      Write your goals down.
3.      Break your goals into steps.
4.      Read your goals every day.
5.      Do something every day toward achieving your goals!

You may have heard of SMART goals, but theres a better formula called SMARTEST goals:

SpecificBe specific in what you want to achieve
MeasurableBe sure you can measure the successful achievement of your goals
Action-orientedAsk how you are going to reach your goal and create a list of steps
RealisticSet goals that are realistic, but also make you stretch
TimedAdd a start and a finish date for your overall goal with target dates for interim steps
EvaluateReview your progress regularly and recognize how far you have come
Seek the SpiritAsk the Lord for help in setting and achieving your goals
Think about your GoalsDont just write them down and forget them.  Begin with the end in mind

For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.  Proverbs 23:7

Enjoy the new year! I'll be back on track and posting again soon! 

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