We talk about the SMART method that outlines the qualities of goals but let’s get even smart-ER and add a couple of letters to the acronym (ER) to represent the added qualities of the Goal Getter.
I’ll use the scenario of someone saying “I want to stop procrastinating,” and I’ll provide an example of how to incorporate each quality into that type of goal.
“I complete projects before the deadline.”
“I complete 100% of projects a week before the deadline.”
“I complete 80% of projects 2 or more days before the deadline.”
“I complete 80% of projects 2 or more days before the deadline.” (no changes)
“I complete 80% of projects 2 or more days before their deadline by June 2023.”
(This is a well-formulated SMART goal)
“I am capable of achieving my goals.”
“I value my time and use it productively.”
(Create affirmations that address mindset obstacles for your specific goals.)
So while, yes, every Goal Getter needs well-formulated goals, every SMART goal needs a well-formulated “Goal Getter”. It’s a combo deal, and the SMART-ER road to successfully reaching your goals.
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