Only Do the Smart Ones [S03,E104]

Only Do the SMART Ones

The first quarter of the year is gone, and we are well into the second quarter.  Today we are going to look at our goals, the progress we have made and a use few tools that will help us all finish strong.  We’re going to apply the SMART filter and talk about goal stacking.    
S.M.A.R.T Filter
One of my biggest problems is that I suffer from “Shinny Object Syndrome”.  So, part of my planning involves weeding out goals that just aren’t right for me and re-framing those that I just couldn’t get traction with. 
One of the best ways to do this is to use the S.M.A.R.T filter.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Action oriented
R – Realistic
T – Time bound
“Easy Analogy – Running”
Run two half marathons by the end of the year.
Once you have your goal stated you need to write it down and have a way to measure your progress.  This is where a goal sheet comes in handy.  One of the best I have every used is in Michael Hyatt’s book “Best Year Ever”. 
Let’s take a quick break and when we come back, we’ll finish up with a skill called goal stacking.
Goal Stacking
We can’t be great and everything but there are a few skills that you could add to your arsenal that when stacked together can give you a big advantage.  As you begin to set some goals for your year look for some of those areas or domains that you may never specialize in but those in which you need to have a better understanding. 
For example:
Social Media Communication