What is better than a SMART goal? Business Mentoring Australia's secret strategy for getting things done
Do you feel like you work a lot, but don't feel like you are actually achieving anything? This post tells you the importance of SMART goals, but it has a twist! Keep reading to find out what it is!
I'm going to get you to be honest with yourself, do you 100% know what your objectives are, or what are you working towards?
Many Business Mentoring Australia clients come to us because they have ideas. They think they are completing worthwhile activities towards making their idea come to fruition, but, they haven't developed a game plan, so most of the time they are going from idea to idea, without a concrete idea to start with.
We have all heard the benefits goal setting brings. Most of us never do it, however, a goal is your best friend when you find yourself getting lost.
What SMART goals should I set?
The most powerful goal is one that will keep you motivated. It is the goal that gets you out of bed in the morning. It is the goal that keeps your eyes on the prize when the goal seems so far away from being accomplished. It is a SMART goal, but not just any SMART goal. It's a Passion SMART goal.
We have all heard of SMART goals.
A SMART goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound, but a Passion SMART goal is a SMART goal taken one step further.
Can you Imagine how much you could achieve if you only needed to read your SMART goal, and instantly feel a surge of motivation?
That is what a Passion SMART goal does!
What is a Passion SMART goal?
A passion SMART goal is created from your innermost desires, dreams, needs, and life purpose. It is the goal your subconscious has, but your conscious mind usually keeps locked away.
Have you ever had a recurring thought? A dream that keeps you thinking even when you wake up? A burning desire that makes you jealous of people who have what you want?
A Passion SMART goal, keeps you focused, keeps you thinking when you sleep and allows you to be the person that other people are jealous of.
How do I write a Passion SMART goal?
It is easy! But it requires some thought. After all, your passions are buried next to your personal values in your subconscious. The answers might not come to you straight away, but I promise you will keep thinking about them until they do.
Let's get started! Simply answer the following questions:
- What are my strengths?
- What are my personal values?
- What is one thing that I have always wanted for myself?
- What are the things I dream of having?
- What do other people have that I am jealous about?
- What do I think my life purpose is?
Alright, there are some big questions there! I need you to get a piece of card, and write one question per card. Beneath each question, I need you to dot point the first things that come to mind. Don't think too much! You need your subconscious to answer the questions, not your conscious mind.
Do that, and then come back to read what to do next…
How did you go? If you didn't answer all the questions, that's ok. It means you haven't tuned into your subconscious mind for a while. The answers will come. You just have to listen when they do.
When you have your answers, think of one SMART goal statement that brings all your answers together.
That becomes your Passion SMART goal.
For example, my answers were:
What are my strengths?
- having patience
- being calm
- listening skills
- being detail oriented but also able to see the big picture
- having a positive attitude
What are my personal values?
- Growing as a person
- Lean thinking
What is one thing that I have always wanted for myself?
- To be financially independent
What are the things I dream of having?
- Being able to retire early so I can travel while I'm still healthy
- Having my own business
- Something that I can be proud of
What do other people have that I am jealous about?
- Being able to work from home and work with their families
What do I think my life purpose is?
- To help others realise their potential
So I answered the questions and looked at the trends. My Passion SMART goal turned out to be:
Establish my own profitable home-based business which empowers other people to realise their potential by 2018.
Once you have your SMART goal you need to rewrite it as if it has already happened. this step is really important because the positive psychology behind it makes your brain feel rewarded every time you read it.
It is this step that instantly gives you the motivation for ACTION!
You can then break the overall Passion SMART goal into smaller short-term goals with the same positive psychology applied. It’s a guaranteed way to follow your true calling, be more productive, and succeed.
My Passion SMART goal card that I still carry around to motivate myself to keep moving forward is below!
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