Friday, December 30, 2011

S.M.A.R.T. GOALS 2012!

Cathy Stroud, Executive Director (NC)
All things are created twice. 
There’s a mental or first creation, 
and a physical or second creation of all things.
You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first
creation, is really what you want, that you’ve thought
everything through. Then you put it into bricks and
mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and
pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the
day. You begin with the end in mind.”
—Stephen Covey

Cathy Stroud of NC achieved Executive Director during the toughest business building month of the year. She also qualified for the December Bonus Pool. Why? She set a goal, was plugged in with all of the scheduled weekly calls, and reached her goal by first understanding the importance of playing it S.M.A.R.T.

Only 3% of adults have clear, written, specific, measurable, time-bounded goals, and by every statistic I'm reading to date, they accomplish ten times as much as people with no goals at all. Why do you think it is that most people have no goals? We'll explore 5 main reasons on Saturday morning's Success Strategies call at 9am.  For now, let's just realize that the only way we can reasonably decide what we want in the future and how we will get there, is to first know where we are right now (this very moment) and secondly, what our level of satisfaction is for where we are in life right now, then get S.M.A.R.T. in our plan of attack with goal setting. 

After taking a moment to evaluate where you are and reflect on what you want to achieve, put the S.M.A.R.T. to work in your behalf with your goal setting. That means to be: Specific - Measurable - Attainable - Realistic - Time-sensitive. Don't be vague, be specific, right down to treasure mapping it and writing those goals down.  Then be honest with yourself about what it is you want to achieve, and when you can reasonably accomplish those goals (taking into consideration your current responsibilities). Then make it do-able, or realistic (ask your sponsor for some help here), and set deadlines every step of the way to achieving every goal you've written down. A goal is just a dream with a deadline - bottom-line!

So, here you are at 2012's doorstep. Don't let day one of 2012 come and go without you sitting down, reflecting, dreaming; then write down new goals for yourself - knowing that we (your upline team) are here to support you every step of the way to seeing you - just like Cathy Stroud - achieve those goals, starting with December 31st's call at 9am pacific (940) 287-4000 code 303063#. See you there! Remember: Start (today) S.M.A.R.T. :-)

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