You do stuff every day; with some thought and planning you can make the stuff steps toward your goal.
Before getting out of bed each day, do this to prepare you for the day ahead. Take a moment to be grateful and Remember What Matters (your mission). Then think about your SMART goal, and the small things you can do today, to move your toward your SMART goal.
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
- Action Steps Toward Your SMART Goal
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.
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SMART goals involve knowing where you are going and the actions you need to take to get there. The only way to get to a destination is to start walking. Even if that means walking to your car.
The tip for today: Set daily, weekly, monthly action steps. At the end of each month evaluate your progress.
Here’s are my small steps in trying to make EFTI financially viable. That may not be possible, so this year’s goal is to see if I can double what I make monthly by the end of each quarter. I currently make 30 dollars a month. By the end of the year, I want to have made 6340 dollars. Not a great deal, but enough for me to keep trying.
This breaks my SMART goal into quarterly action steps. This month, I am trying to learn on my own marketing and technical stuff that will improve what I do now. Five days and sometimes six days a week, I spend at least an hour seeing what I can learn that will move me ahead. Usually it is more than an hour.
You may already see an improvement in the tricks dysgraphia causes as I found a free Grammarly download that picks up more errors than whatever I was using before.
I spend at least another hour upgrading the store. As I fell into despair for a while and neglected it.
Another part of this month’s effort is to cut down on the time I spend blogging. I want to spend no more than an hour a day, writing the blog and making the poster coaches I use in a blog post. .
February will be spent on technical upgrading, particularly the things I can do myself, but I will also look for a tutor or developer who can take me or the blog to the next level.
March will be putting the changes made above into play and then deciding where to go next.
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: If I Could Turn Back Time – If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?
Right now, given my SMART Goal. I would like to go back at least five years and do then, what I am doing now.
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)