Smart Goals to motivate yourself to success
Some people have issues with Smart goals. They find them constraining and unmotivating as it does not leave room for the big life goals that move us forward. Goals that are not specific are incredibly motivating
A Reach goal is an ultimate end goal that moves you. It need not have a deadline or even be terribly specific, but it must motivate you it has to get you going every day. It has to make you want it. And it is that drive that is often missing from the SMART goal, which often makes life just seem like an endless to do list. So, to make your goals more effective, couple SMART goals with a Reach goal.
Find a life goal that motivates you
You can have more than one, but definitely less than 10. Usually 5 reach goals are enough for a lifetime. These are the goals you want to have accomplished by the end of your life. These are the goals you will the most proud. These are the goals to fuel you.
Write the reach goals down and look at them every day
It’s easy to think that with such motivating goals, you’d constantly be reminded of them, right? But it’s actually pretty easy to forget our reach goals. It’s very easy that during the chaos of everyday life we get caught up in the motions and completely forget the goals that will move us to greatness. So write them down, and look at them. Every day. This is the motivation part.
Pick a couple of SMART goals for each Reach goal
Most people can easily pick a couple of reach goals. What is hard is making them happen and that is where the SMART goals come in.
Make each goal work for you
The purpose of the reach goal is to motivate you. So when you look at the paper with the goals, imagine yourself attaining the reach goal. Visualize how amazing it will be to achieve the goal. Think of how good it will feel. Believe in your ability to accomplish the reach goal. Let it fuel and drive you. Feel the goal running through your veins.
Let the reach goals fuel you and then let the SMART goals take the wheel to drive you forward.
The more you visualize yourself achieving the reach goal, the more you believe you can do it, the more your life will steer in that direction.
“So if you find yourself unmotivated by your SMART goals, it’s time to think up some reach goals. If you find yourself constantly day dreaming about achievement but never getting any work done, it’s time to pick some SMART goals. If you combine both, your goal achieving ability will be unstoppable” commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.