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:
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.