Setting Effective Goals
This is not an example of an effective goal.
As an Integrative Life Coach it is my job to help my clients not only set goals but obtain them! Many times we are clear about what we want yet not taking effective actions to achieve or reach our goal. There can be a number of reasons for this, let’s start simple…at the beginning. When we set a goal it is important to know what an effectively set goal looks like. This effective or SMART goal will help bring clarity to what steps will help you reach your goal and be a benchmark for effective versus ineffective actions.
What is an effective goal? In the business & coaching world this can be what is called a SMART goal.
What is a SMART goal exactly?
S = Specific & Simple
M = Measurable & Meaningful TO YOU
A = Achievable
R = Realistic
T = Timed & Moving TOWARDS what you want (versus ‘I don’t want to feel ___’ is not a towards, it’s an away from)
Whenever you set a goal I recommend taking the following steps to help the goal setting and goal getting be successful:
- Write out your goal in SMART goal format
- Set an intention towards that goal and meditate/visualize what it will be like once it is achieved.
- Create task lists based on your SMART goal and…
- TAKE ACTION daily!
- Let go of the outcome – this one can be challenging…there is a difference between wanting a desired outcome and being attached to a desired outcome. Many times things unfold and as they do they may look different then what you expected. So remain open minded and open hearted as you journey down your path.
May you seek with clarity and take action from a place of love!