Smart Smarter and Smartest Goals

If you’re like me, it means that your 2020 goals went completely out the window this last month. 

Today I want to talk about smart, smarter, and smartest goals. This last one I actually just kind of made up or modified on my own. 

So, maybe you’re familiar with smart goals. Smart is an acronym and it stands for: 

specific, measurable, attainable relevant and time bound goals. 

That’s how you can really quantify a goal rather than just something nebulous like, I want to lose weight, that’s why it’s hard to make a new year’s resolution like that. Instead, a way to make that a SMART goal would be to say, “Hey, my goal is to lose two pounds a week”. So it’s specific, it’s measurable, it’s attainable, so clearly losing two pounds a week or five pounds a month is far more attainable than just saying, “hey I want to lose 100 pounds in six months”. You want to make it relevant, obviously, and time bound so you put a timetable with it too. Rather than just, “hey in this year I want to lose weight” that really doesn’t give you any action steps.  

Another version of smart goals is the smarter goals, which have been served with Michael Hyatt and smarter goals. That stands for: 

specific, measurable, actionable,  risky, time bound, exciting, and relevant goals.

 Specific, measurable, so those two are the same as before. Actionable things that you can take action on now. Risky, so that you’re pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Time bound, to keep you motivated. Exciting, something you can get excited about. Relevant, no need in making irrelevant goals. Both of these models are wonderful, but I have to say that during this time of our country and everything that’s going on, it’s been kind of tough just to stick with be motivated. 

That’s why I created the acronym smartest goals:

specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time bound, with easy step by step tasks.

 These are the goals that I’m working on right now. Because if we can take a bigger goal and we can break it down into small, small parts, it makes each of those tasks much easier to take on and accomplish. Those little pieces of victory can take us to the next level. So that is my tip for the week, to make smartest goals as we get through this really rough time.

 I think on the other end of this I’ll be looking back at smarter goals, but for now I’m handling smartest goals.

If we can take a bigger goal and break it down into small, small parts, it makes each of those tasks much easier to take on and accomplish. Those little pieces of victory can take us to the next level.