Remember, your mission is about how you want to live; goals are about something you want to get to. You get both by taking action.
As you wake up each day, do two things before setting out to work on your SMART goal. Be grateful and Remember What Matters (your mission).
If you have not been following Emotional Fitness Training’s SMART Goal Blog Series, start at the beginning.
Then read the others.
- When a Goal is Not Met the Wrong Goal was Set
- Three More Tips for Reaching Your Goal
- Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
- What Do You Want
- SMART Goal Setting and the Big M
Then look for the next in the series either today or the next day. I am using this series as an exercise to set a SMART goal for Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. EFTI is not where I want it to be. As I had hope, sharing my progress and process has been useful for me. However, it is taking longer than I thought.
Setting a SMART goal involves time and effort. As discussed earlier, if you are happy where you are and where you are going, you probably do not need to pursue setting a SMART goal. For those who feel the need, I hope following my journey will be useful.
Thank you for all you do. Thank me by remembering sharing is caring; so is liking, or commenting. Your caring keeps me going.
CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISE
WordPress Daily Prompt suggested this: Teen Age Idol – Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?
The people we idolize in your youth become models for who we want to be. My father was my first hero, but by my teens, I other than some pop stars who amused me, and Elvis was one, then came the Beetles.
As I think about the Beetles, I do think many of their song lyrics helped me articulate my mission.
I also found most of my models in books. And as I have noted often, T.H. White’s The Once and Future King has been a major inspiration. King Arthur’s life is the sad tale of someone who wants to do good and then seems to fail in the face of greed and evil.
The book is satire and not the pat Disney World made of it. Read it if you have not.
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (www.emotionalfitnesstraining.com
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)