Smart goals

By: Nick Polkawski

“Discipline is doing what you ought to do, when you ought to do it, whether you feel like it or not.” Tweet This

Just about everyone has heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals, the standard for goal setting that has been around since the ‘80s.  Which represent Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time bound criteria; seemingly, everything you would need to set and achieve your goals, right?! Well today, Martin points out exactly why S.M.A.R.T. goals might not be so smart. In fact, he points out one KEY ingredient that’s been missing all along… completely overlooked.

While there is no doubt S.M.A.R.T. goals are an excellent framework, the fact is, without developing the core, related habits goal achievement becomes very difficult if not impossible. However, when a person focuses on developing positive HABITS that are aligned with their goals they have both the intention and the action that makes goal achievement possible.

Here we review how to best incorporate habits into your goal setting, and ensure that you gain the results you want.

“You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret” Tweet This

You will also learn:

  • What prevents you from achieving your goals (8:54)
  • How to develop discipline (11:25)
  • And the importance of environment (13:50)

It’s not enough to simply set new goals, you have to take repeated, consistent action and develop the core habits… this make your goals even SMART-aH.

“Find a way to modify your environment that supports the behaviors that you want to craft” Tweet This

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Resources

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters