The Power of Goal Setting

It is January, the month when the most resolutions are made … and broken. Why? Because they were not real goals. Goals drive achievement. They keep us focused and determined. The person with defined goals knows exactly what they want out of life and how they will achieve it. They are the masters of their destiny. First visualize your goals. What do you want? Write it down and keep the list handy and close. Cut out pictures that reflect your goals and keep them close as well.

The acronym S.M.A.R.T. has stood the test of time.

Specific: Identify what you are passionate about and why … really.

Measurable: How will you know when you will achieve your goal? What will you take as evidence of its accomplishment? You also need to pick an exact time and date for the goal to be achieved.

Attainable: Can your goal be achieved? Is it realistic? If so, write it as if you are owed it and it is coming, no matter what.

Relevant: Make sure your goal will make a difference in your life and is something you are passionate about. Why do something that you don’t care about?

Timetable: What will be the interim, tiny steps that you will take to accomplish your goal? What will be your milestones and check points. What will you do if you get sidetracked? This timetable is key to your accomplishing your goal!

OK, you have the steps … so now get started … Ready, Set, GOAL!

(From Time Mgt. – Dr. Mimi Hull)


About drmimi

Miriam (Mimi) B. Hull, Ph. D., is President of Hull & Associates. Hull & Associates provides speaking training and facilitation services to Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, associations and conventions. Her clients include Siemens Westinghouse, Walt Disney World, SunTrust Bank, Tommy Hilfiger, Sprint, Darden Restaurants, Parent Resource Centers, Florida Hospital, State and Local Governments and over 60 Associations. Dr. Hull earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Management and her Masters in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Her B.A. was earned in psychology from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Hull is a fully Licensed Psychologist who specializes in organizational development and human relations training and consulting. This includes Change Management, Sales Training and Management, Organizational Development and Procedure, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Diversity, Leadership, Team Building, Motivation and Communication, Time/Stress Management and Personality Insights. Her programs are known for being upbeat, participatory and productive. Dr. Mimi is a veteran speaker with tasteful, amusing and inspiring information for every listener. Dr. Hull is very active in her community, serving on many Community and Chamber Boards, including the Community Foundation and the National Conference of Community and Justice. She is a Past President of the Junior League of Greater Orlando. She has won many awards professionally and for her community service. Dr. Mimi has been heard on WDBO 580 AM radio, Orlando, Florida where she speaks about a variety of topics applicable to the nonprofit and business community. She is also the "Dr. Mimi" who writes the "Corporate Couch" articles. Both print and electronic media frequently seek Dr. Hull out for her insights into both people and organizations.
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2 Responses to The Power of Goal Setting

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