By Coach Billie
Most people wake up every day with the same monotonous routine and with this they get bored and complacent. Maybe this happens by choice or not, maybe there is lack of motivation or maybe they are just stuck. This is when goal setting comes in. Successful athletes, business owners, families, churches, and schools all set goals. They do this by setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound) goals.
The average person sets goals daily, they just do it in an unrealistic way and then file it in the back of their brain. Well now is the time to change that. Goals can be set in all aspects of life:
Physical – I want to run a marathon in the fall.
Spiritual – I am going to read my Bible consistently by the end of the year.
Family – We will eat dinner at the table twice a week.
Personal – Once a week do something for me.
Career – Become assistant manger by 2019.
These are just a few examples of common goal areas. Once you have a goal you need to write it down. Just like when we were in middle school and had to write spelling words a million times to get them embedded into our minds. Writing the goal down makes it more personal. Then you need to put it somewhere you will see it everyday as a reminder of what you are working towards. Next, make sure the goals are positive. For example, “Execute this technique well” is a much better goal than “Don’t make this stupid mistake.” Also remember that failing to meet goals does not matter much, just as long as you learn from the experience.
So take a moment to stop and think about what you want your future to look like. Make a list of SMART goals. You can even tell someone your goals to help keep you accountable. Then you can start chipping away at them and see what a difference goals can make. #goaldigger
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