Making May SMART goals; review your New Year’s goals
Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year? How are they going? Why not make some May SMART goals? As a group we will discuss how creating and achieving goals might work, or not work, in your life. We will briefly discuss Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound goals. For more information about creating SMART goals read this online article before the meetup. See sample SMART and non-SMART goals here.
Here’s a brief synopsis of each part of a SMART goal:
- Specific: Asking the questions who, what, which, where and why will ferret out the majority of the details for most goals.
- Measurable: When and how will you know your goal has been attained? Washing the dishes is a 20 minute proposition that ends with clean dishes. Building a fence around your yard has many steps and stages before you reach completion. Having milestones and measures of progress is very S.M.A.R.T.
- Achievable: An achievable goal should inspire you, not defeat you. Losing 20 lbs in 1 week is not realistically achievable, but 2 lbs a week might be. Winning the lottery in 2017 may not be and achievable goal.
- Relevant: Learning French in 2017 might be relevant if in 2018 you are going to take a long vacation in Paris. How does your goal fit into the rest of your life, energy, resources?
- Time-Bound: Deadlines help you know where you are! Setting goals only works if you also have a deadline by which you are striving to achieve the goal.
What part of May SMART goals are easy or hard for you?
For some people different parts of the SMART goal process may be easier than others. There might even be one aspect of the system that completely stumps a person. Let’s discuss our own new year goals we’ve set for 2017 and decide if they measure up to the SMART goal process.
Using and defining May SMART goals will hone your understanding of what you want to accomplish and exactly what it might take to finish the task. And it isn’t hard really to create a SMART goal; it may just take some thought up-front and time to get the language right.
Tell us all about your 2017 New Year’s Goals
This May SMART goal meetup will be a friendly discussion where we can get help clarifying a personal goal, or uncovering vagueness or seeing our goal is to grand to be realistic as stated.This meetup can also be a space and time to speak your truth into the collective, and name out loud to a receptive audience one goal you have for 2017.
And if you haven’t made any goals for 2017, this meetup will provide a great opportunity to get focused and in a very time-bound way, identify a May SMART goal or two for 2017!
Our facilitator will be Pamela Perkins Donnelly of www.groundedrelating.com who studies “the human condition” in the laboratory of life. She is also a certified Narrative Tradition Enneagram Teacher and MBTI practitioner. Interested in more events like this? Join the Grounded Living Meetup to RSVP today or check out the Grounded Relating Facebook events page.
Our venue will be Blue Mountain Coffees , located on Byers Street in the Historic Wharf District of downtown Staunton. Please support our venue by purchasing an item for consumption; thank you!