I LOVE the New Year! There is something so fresh, welcoming and exciting about a brand new clean slate. One of my favorite New Year's quotes is, "Today is the first page of a 365 page book, write a good one!" Many of us are starting goals, whether it is personal or for our business. In fact, a lot of our personal goals affect our busineses. The healthier we are physically, mentally and spiritually, the easier it is for us to get in a good headspace and make our businesses thrive.
To ensure your goals are realistic, I encourage you to take a step back and make sure they are SMART by using this acronym. This is a technique many corporations utilize to ensure goals are realistic and can be super handy for everyone! Here is what it stands for:
A- Agreed Upon
T- Time Based
Before writing out your goals this year make sure each one fits the criteria above. Is it specific enough that it can be done easily? Do you have a way to measure your success? Is your goal going to affect or involve others that need to agree upon it? How realistic are your goals? You want to make sure they are attainable! Lastly, is your goal time based? When does your goal need to be completed by?