What Is a Smart Goal?

  When making goals, it’s important to learn about the acronym S.M.A.R.T. It can help you make better goals. Each letter stands for a different area of the goal. If you create a smart goal, you have created a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Reasonable, and Timely. Using SMART goals can set you up for success in your goal setting. S – Stands for specific, which means that your goal needs to be spelled out very precisely. Using language that leaves no doubt as to what the goal is, why you want to achieve the goal, and how you...

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How to Set Powerful Goals You Can Achieve

In order to set powerful goals that are achievable, take some time to research the dreams you have to find out if they’re even doing. You do want to challenge yourself some but you don’t want to make the goals so hard that you experience the only failure. To ensure maximum success, make sure that your goals meet the following criteria. Match Your Core Values The more any goal fits into one of the four main areas of life - Family, Financial, Physical or Personal - the more likely you are to be able to set a realistic goal that...

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How to Prioritize Your Goals

  In order to prioritize your goals, you’ll need to have a good understanding of what you need to be happy in your life. There are typically four areas in which most people make goals: 1. Family – Spending more time with your kids or partner 2. Financial – Saving toward your six-month emergency cash or starting a business 3. Physical – Being healthy and more active 4. Personal – Getting more education, or devoting more time to spiritual pursuits Within each of these areas are numerous concerns, but most goals can be summed up into one of these four...

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How to Find Motivation to Achieve Your Goals

One of the biggest mistakes people make when seeking to achieve a goal is to wait for inspiration and motivation. Imagine if everyone on this planet waited for motivation to get work done. Prodwaitingty would drop to nothing, and our economy would collapse. Since productivity has improved over the years, it’s not likely that it has anything much to do with real motivation other than people doing the things they have to do in order to achieve a goal. That goal may be set by them or their employer. It doesn’t matter who set it - it’s set, and someone...

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How to Create a Pattern of Success

  Once you experience the success you will be able to look back and realize that you achieve all success pretty much the same way. You set a goal, follow through on the tasks needed to be done for achieving results, keep an open mind, learn from others, track your successes and learn from failure. It’s the same thing, over and over again. And it works. If you want to create a pattern of success in your life, you can start now by learning the secret that successful people know. Successful people are only special because they are doers and...

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Goal Setting Tools to Help You Succeed

  You can use an old-fashioned paper and pen to make and set your goals, but what’s the fun in that? Today there are so many wonderful online tools and software that can help make goal setting fun and easy. When something is fun and easy, you’re more likely to stick to it long enough to actually achieve the success you desire. 1. Goal-Buddy – Using this cloud-based software you can name, set, and manage your goals easily. It leads you step-by-step through questions for what your goals are so that they are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timely)...

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Five Things You Can Do Today to Achieve Your Goals 

There is a lot more to achieving any goal than just having the goal. But it is the first step. You may wonder how some people seem so great at achieving their goals while other people aren’t so good at it. Part of the reason why some people fail is that they do not have a specific goal, one that is clear and focused. In addition, they do not have a schedule of activities to actually work toward achieving the goal. In order to meet any goal, start doing these five things today. 1. Craft Clear, Specific and Doable Goals...

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Common Goal Setting Obstacles and How to Maneuver around Them

  Many people have issues with goal setting due to setting limiting obstacles in their own way. Some of the most common barriers to goals setting involve fear and lack of belief in yourself enough to even set a goal, much less follow steps toward achieving them. Perhaps if you know some of the most common goal setting obstacles you can work toward overcoming them. You Don’t Want What You Think You Want Some goals are set because other people want them for you. If you don’t really want what you say you want, it will be very difficult to...

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Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?

  Everyone has conscious or subconscious ideas that can become limiting beliefs that stop us from achieving our goals if we let them. Sometimes these beliefs are instilled in us in childhood and sometimes we create them ourselves. An example of a limiting belief that can get in your way of success is how you see yourself with money. If you believe you will always struggle and always be poor, chances are you’ll set yourself up for failure. Your limiting belief that you’re poor and that you always will be poor becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The same can be said...

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Are You Setting the Right Goals for Yourself?

  There is a lot more to goal setting than just picking a goal and moving forward. While that is important, it’s also important to ensure that you are setting the right goals at the right time so that you can truly be successful. In order to ensure that you are setting the right goals for yourself, answer the following questions: Are You Setting Specific and Realistic Goals? It takes a little research to ensure that a goal is realistic. If you’re not sure if something is actually achievable then you’ve not done enough research. Once you’ve set a goal...

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