Now that we are well into September, the last month of the Third Quarter of 2022, how are you doing with your SMARTER goals for the year? Notice I didn’t say New Year’s Resolution – see my blog: Resolutions – Not! Make Goals Instead, for my thoughts on these pesky items.
Oh, you don’t have any goals either? It is never too late or too early to start a plan, a vision plan for a quarter, a year or a lifetime.
They never go out of style. I always have something I’m working toward. It keeps my attitude and outlook fresh and flowing.
This year, I had several major focuses : 1. Publish my book; 2. Re-ignite my spiritual program; and 3. Declutter.
With all three, I’ve made great progress. On my book, it is ready for pre-sale – check it out here. So excited! I also have done some great work on my spiritual program. The declutter project is sometimes more difficult to measure, as there is less around; but my life feels lighter as I see more space and feel more spaciousness in my home, office, and garage.
How about you? How are you doing? Any great news? Leave a comment and let me know.
A SMARTER Plan
Oh, you don’t have any plans at this time – that is easy enough to fix. Pick something, or 2, or 3 somethings. Write out your specific objectives, make certain you have a way to measure progress, and pick a date to be done by. You’ve got the first elements of a SMARTER plan. See my blog, Making Change – SMARTER Goals for more information on SMARTER goals.
Why a SMARTER plan? First what is a SMARTER plan? It is made up of a handful of smarter goals:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Time-Bound
E – Evaluate
R – Readjust
My favorite part is how we evaluate them periodically and readjust them as necessary – this is one of those logical and periodic times for evaluation. A quarter end is a good time to take stock of progress on your collection of goals – your SMARTER plan.
My book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation, is now in the pre-sale stage. You can go here and pre-order one copy or add a second for only $5.00 more!! Can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands. Would love your help to make this a smashing success just click here!
Have a blessed week.