The Beyond Average Podcast
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The Beyond Average Podcast is hosted by Clive Smit, a leadership and communication student of 25+ years, who is commited to helping people break through limiting mindsets and live the life they love. Get your 10 minute coaching every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as Clive helps t take the business of you, further, faster.
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How to Write SMARTER Goals
A Sure Winner Who doesn't like to bet on a sure winner? If I offered you a sure fire way to know whom to bet on... you'd be there with the biggest bet you could raise, wouldn't you? What if I told you that I have a sure fire winner for setting and crushing your goals? According to Dr Gail Matthews of the Dominican University in California, those who write out their goals are 42% more likely to fulfil them! Those who write out their goals are 42% more likely to fulfil them. It has been estimated that only 10% of people ever write out goals. And of the people I have encountered over the years, I'd say a vast majority of the ones who do write down their goals, do not write them out in an effective way. So let's remedy that today and get you well on the way to crushing your goals! SMARTER Goals I'm going to give you an acronym for writing out your goals. A lot of people have heard the SMART acronym (and there are many variations of it) but I have brought together the essentials for Goals with Soul in this 2.0 acronym: Specific A lot of people set goals that are so nebulous that you really don't know what they are aiming for. For example, to say that you want to be more healthy... means? You want to loose weight, or do you want to eat healthier, or do you want to sleep longer, or do you want to exercise more... The more specific you are when writing out your goal the more likely you are to crush it! Measured There is an old African proverb that says, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." So break your goal down into sprints. This makes it much more attainable and also allows you to track your progress. Attainable Your goal should require a stretch. You want to set it outside of your comfort zone so it requires personal growth, but it should also be attainable. It's not much setting goals that are so far out there that you can never win at accomplishing them. Relevant Your goal needs to be relevant to your vision, values and season of life. Dump the 'should do's' and 'nice to's'. Your goal should be moving you toward becoming the person you want to become and accomplishing your 'MUST do' in the world. Also, remember that when we compare, we despair. So often we look at what others are doing and think we should be doing what they are d