When you set goals, you establish direction in your intentions, your actions, and your thoughts. It’s’ like setting a destination in your GPS—you decide where you’re going and you take the necessary steps to get there.
Believe it or not, there’s a science to setting goals effectively and putting yourself in the best possible position to actually achieve those goals. Of course, when we set goals, we want to succeed at accomplishing them and not just set them for the sake of setting them.
So let’s revisit how to effectively set goals, and crush them.
First, a little history. In 1981, a guy named George Doran wrote a paper that appeared in Management Review called, There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management’s goals and objectives. In it, he used...