Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year--New Goals

Everyone has been talking about resolutions, to do them or not to do them. I for one like them. I like the review of the past year--did I complete my goals? And I like planning for the future and thinking about what it is that I want to focus on. I tend to divide my goals into categories: talents, personal, spiritual, and family.
I want to focus more on my writing talents specifically this year. I always need to refresh my memory on how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals:
S- Specific
M- Measurable
A- Attainable
R- Relevant 
T- Time-bound

Write your goals down and review them at least monthly to be sure you know where you stand and where you are headed. Good luck!!


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I love New Year Resolutions. I don't think of them in the draggy sense of "this is what I have to do, or I've failed." I use them as a review of my goals and go over what I've done last year and what I hope to do this year. ("hope" is the key word here.) But I love a reason to sit down with my notebook and do just that: review and "reset".

Happy New Year!"

Laura B said...

I have some goals, and I love this SMART thing. It will help me stick with em.

Deanna said...

I agree, Elizabeth, I don't consider myself a failure if I don't cross everything off my list. It's just rolled to the next year or kicked off. :) Laura, I struggled writing goals until I found SMART goals, it's been a game changer for me.