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If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, "I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living," and that is it. They are all wishes and none of them are clear goals.

Goals must be SMART
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Achievable
R - Realistic
T - Time Bound

So make your goal SMART before you Target it.
#goals #smart
  • Profile picture of the author Nancy656656
    I have trouble with "Time Bound." Sometimes life is just too fluid to meet or even make deadlines, especially when you are self employed. Any tips for someone who struggles with deadlines like me?
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    • Profile picture of the author towhidzaman
      Same here but recently I'm motivating me by feeling jealous of others success. Its working for me. But I'm a good guy .. :p:p:p
      Originally Posted by Nancy656656 View Post

      I have trouble with "Time Bound." Sometimes life is just too fluid to meet or even make deadlines, especially when you are self employed. Any tips for someone who struggles with deadlines like me?
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    • Profile picture of the author joefizz
      Originally Posted by Nancy656656 View Post

      I have trouble with "Time Bound." Sometimes life is just too fluid to meet or even make deadlines, especially when you are self employed. Any tips for someone who struggles with deadlines like me?
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      Originally Posted by Nancy656656 View Post

      I have trouble with "Time Bound." Sometimes life is just too fluid to meet or even make deadlines, especially when you are self employed. Any tips for someone who struggles with deadlines like me?
      You can break the goals down into smaller pieces that require much less time to complete, making it far more likely that you hit them. I work in no more than one hour slots - what can i do in one hour that actually moves me towards my goal. Being this specific also helps avoid procrastination and distractions (important when you have a family around you when you are working, like me).

      Hitting goals is important form a mindset perspective - if you keep missing goals you get demoralized, if you keep hitting goals you confidence increases (think Tony Robbins and the Belief Cycle).

      Of course you still need to keep your eye on the overall goal and keep moving towards it with each smaller goal you set for yourself.

      That's how i handle goal setting at least, and it works pretty well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author towhidzaman
    Set your mindset to help others & success will come automatically. Also learn to accept negative results.
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  • Profile picture of the author namktqs
    I agree with specific goals.
    And set goals so important of works.
    Here are my experience to achieve goals:
    + Need answer question: Why you need achieve your goals?
    + Take action: Do things that you need to do forward you achieve goals.
    + Then never give up in your process
    + Ask other people doing same things that get results.

    With a plan, your efforts to get knowledge, experience to do things need done in your process. You will achieve your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I've heard that before. That is a good acronym.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    Very encouraging one and also very realistic too. If any person can follow those steps he must b successful in his life.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneP31
    I recommend reading The Charge. Brendan kinda takes a charge at SMART goals.

    Are smart goals too reasonable? Not high enough? Clearly it has some value though.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneP31
    I recommend reading The Charge. Brendan kinda takes a charge at SMART goals.

    Are smart goals too reasonable? Not high enough? Clearly it has some value though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    If you're having trouble with time bound I guess you need to apply Time Management.
    It is the best way on how you track and organize the stuff you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Thats a good thing to have SMART goals but I sometimes fall in dilemma to choose the right thing for me. And time bound is also a big factor if I set higher land mark to achieve.
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  • i believe that all things are possible. So if you believe that you achieve your goal then you will without even thinking how, you just know that you can...
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