How SMART Are You?
These past few #transformationtuesday blogs have focused on helping you create achievable goals. New Year's Resolutions are fun and sexy, and most of them have failed by now. Sunday was New Year's Resolution Ditch Day, the day when most folks fail on their resolutions.
That's why I'm not an advocate of NY Resolutions. Instead, I like to see folks make SMART goals.
SMART goals are specific. Instead of saying you want to get to the gym consistently. Your SMART goal is to get to the gym 12 times this month.
SMART goals are measurable. Attending 12 classes this month is a measurable goal where as going to the gym consistently is not.
SMART goals have a plan. You will pack your gym bag the night before you plan to attend class. You will enroll in class and set a reminder on your phone. You will block out your schedule so no one can take your gym time away from you.
SMART goals are meaningful to you because they move the needle in the direction you want to go. You want to attend 12 classes per month because you want to have a lower resting heart rate. A lower resting heart rate will reduce your risk of hypertension, heart disease and might reduce COVID symptom severity.
SMART goals are time bound. You will attend 12 classes in January, and then 14 in February (because you will do Femme Fatale Week). This is more specific than working on "being consistent". The best thing about a time bound goal? You have an end point and you know when you've achieved you goal! How great is that?
How can you make your New Year's Resolutions into SMART goals? How can you make anything you want to do into a SMART goal? Share with us in the comments.
If you need help creating SMART goals for 2021, I can help you in our New Year Check-in. Be sure to schedule yours!
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