Monday, January 18, 2010

Set SMART goals...

As I am getting into the fast pace of our new year 2010 (twenty ten is how I say it) I am reminded that I selected one word to help me achieve my goals this year.
So I was reading our local newspaper and I saw an article that is completely related to this. It was written by Machen MacDonald of Provoking Your Brilliance. He wrote, "The magic ingredient to achieving your goal is...FOCUS!" Find your way of keeping focused on your goal and avoid becoming distracted. Set SMART goals:
S specific
M measurable
A actionable
R relevant
T time-bound

After selecting my word FOCUS earlier this month my DH and I were having a discussion and he being the wise one said exactly this, "Your goal must be measurable." And so we have confirmation by way of SMART.
I am not an auditory person so it does help me to visualize by seeing it in print. This will help me work on my focus and stay on target for having a fabulous year. No more excuses for me...
What are you doing to get your new year off to the right start for you?

Keep creating.

4 comments:

  1. Oh yes, how familiar this is..!
    I have learned last yr to FOCUS.
    But it still is an everyday needed direction.
    As artists we are 'free spirits and our minds can go so broad".. I put a baracade against it everyday.
    Hugs, thanks for the reminder..
    Darlene xo

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  2. I love the word, "Actionable".. !
    Don't you?
    Thank you for your kind comments on my clock redo.
    Hugs, Darlene xo

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  3. Great post. I got my new year off to a super start challenging myself to an online drawing and painting course (Misty Mawn). While, challenging, I'm finding it just the right jump start, for me, for the new year! It is teaching me to reach a little farther.

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  4. Focus is my word for 2010. But I really liked SMART!

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