Use the link below to link your post to your goals for the week if you have a blogged about it. The link will be open until January 4th.
USE THE LINKY.... DO NOT COMMENT :-)
Remember when you set goals they should be S.M.A.R.T. as taken from Wikipedia...
Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.
To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:
*Who: Who is involved?
*Where: Identify a location.
*When: Establish a time frame.
*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”
Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.
When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.
To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……
---------How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?
Attainable – The third term stresses the importance of goals that are realistic and attainable. While an attainable goal may stretch a your abilities, time, etc in order to achieve it, the goal is not extreme.
An attainable goal will usually answer the question:
- How: How can the goal be accomplished?
Realistic- To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents progress.
Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency.
A time-bound goal will usually answer the question:
- What can I do 6 months from now?
- What can I do 6 weeks from now?
- What can I do today?
By the way,I made a month accountability chart.
It can be found on the Resources Page.