When it comes to explaining the simplest ways to set your goals and to offering a common-sense approach to achieving them, one of the best experts to read is Brian Tracy.
US-based Tracy is considered by many to be the leading personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.
And here is what Brian has to say about setting SMART goals to heighten your chances of success.
“SMART stands for ‘Specific’, ‘Measurable’, ‘Achievable’, ‘Relevant’ and ‘Time-Bound’.
Setting SMART objectives is simple – all you have to do is create a goal that fits each of the criteria in the SMART acronym:
Specific: Have a clear, concise goal that you can set your sights on.
Measurable: Tracking the progress allows you to set milestones that you can celebrate when you meet them and re-evaluate when you don’t.
Achievable: Make sure that you can envision yourself achieving it. They should be challenging yet achievable.
Relevant: Unless your goal is relevant to your overall plan for your life, achieving it may not accomplish anything.
Time-Bound: You will be much more motivated to succeed when you have a target date in mind for your goals.
“Setting a SMART goal is still only half the battle – now you have to achieve it,” Brian says. But characteristically, he then provides quite detailed blueprint on how to go about that in 3 straight-forward steps. Click here to read more about achieving your goals.