January Compass: Goal Setting

January 8, 2019

January Compass: Goal Setting

Have you entered the New Year with confidence and optimism? Doubt and uncertainty? A combination of both?

There’s nothing wrong with tempering your positivity with a healthy dose of realism. In our experience, the best way to balance the two is to take a proactive approach to goal setting.

“A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. That goal will remain a dream unless you create and execute a plan of action to accomplish it. Every goal that gets accomplished has a good plan behind it.”
Harvey Mackay

You’ve probably heard the term SMART goals, an acronym to help ensure that your goals are clear and reachable:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

A goal without these guidelines is little more than a wish. While you’re at it, make the “achievable” part just a little out of reach. Like a road trip with many planned pit stops to refuel and assess your progress, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how often you reach your destination and beyond.

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