SMART goals – Periscope series
Today, I bring you the round-up of videos from my SMART goals series that I hosted on Periscope few weeks back – right in time for December, last month of the year, time to reflect, plan, update your will, insert your own morbid activity here.
S – SPECIFIC
Starting with a little introduction of the SMART acronym, and going into the specifics of the letter S, for SPECIFIC.
M – MEASURABLE
Remember the old adage? “What gets measured, gets managed”.
[While I do not recommend daily weigh-ins for most people, there is some evidence that a simple act of weighing oneself produces imperceptible behavioral changes that can result in weight loss. It is all about bringing awareness to whatever it is you are trying to change].
A is for ATTAINABLE
You can read those magazines that promise to help you lose 20 pounds by Christmas all you want (I love how those headlines usually start appearing around Thanksgiving, giving you a whopping 6-8 weeks), at the end of the day, even a specific measurable goal is worthless, if it is unattainable.
R is for RELEVANT
I often hear people start by saying “My wife wants me to…”, or “My boyfriend thinks that I should…”. I stop them, and ask what they want. The goal has to be relevant to you.
Some have commented that some items on my bucket list are pretty easy – for example, many people know how to flip turn in swimming. Chances are if you can do it (as most triathletes probably can), you never thought of that as something awesome/special/unique enough to be on someone’s bucket list. Yet, for me it is a difficult amazing elusive thing that I hope to be able to do one day – it’s a goal that is RELEVANT to me. What is relevant to YOU?
T – TIMELY
Like someone said: “A goal without a deadline is just a dream”. So, what is the time line on that specific measurable attainable relevant goal of yours? Two weeks? Two months? Two years? Sometime before you die?
[Careful with that one, as it still requires some legwork on your part – after all, we do not know when we are going to die. So, don’t delay too long – you may be in for a nasty surprise].
Did you find the information in this post helpful? Hop on to Periscope, and follow me at @k_solovieva, as I will be releasing some awesome content in the upcoming weeks.
YOUR TURN: What are some of your SMART goals?
Liked this post? Check out my post on bucket lists.