SMART Goal Setting: A Surefire Way To Achieve Your Goals

I encourage you to pick up a pen and a piece of paper and jot down the goals you want to reach. Look at each goal and evaluate it. Make any changes necessary to ensure it meets the criteria for a SMART goals:

I encourage you to pick up a pen and a piece of paper and jot down the goals you want to reach. Look at each goal and evaluate it. Make any changes necessary to ensure it meets the criteria for a SMART goals:

S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely

 Your goals at Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo for the year, two thousand and eleven (2011) might be:

  • Attend classes once a week or -

Attend every class

  • Maintain a good level of fitness -

Be the fittest person in the club

  • Work towards obtaining a yellow belt, or, looking at the bigger picture -

Train for your yellow belt, towards obtaining your black belt

  • Help someone in class; pass on something that you have been taught -

As an instructor, to increase your abilities to effectively instruct a class and pass on your knowledge

  • Invite a friend to attend the club

Be an ambassador for taekwondo

  • Smile and greet fellow members

Welcome and introduce yourself to new members

  • Help yourself and get the most out of 2011 and Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo

How can I help to make my club  more successful for all of our members

 
You can read every self help book in the library, they will all say. "Grab a piece of paper and write down your goals", "keep them somewhere so that you can read them occasionally". That's right, you have to make that first step, write down your goals: to obtain an achievement in NCEA level 1; to do the dinner dishes every Friday; to save the planet earth; ..........

I'd like to wish you all the best for the year, Two Thousand and Eleven. As I grew up my father used to always say, "health is wealth"  I'd like to add my own wisdom to his saying, by simplifying it and saying  "If you are healthy, the worlds your oyster."  It doesn't really rhyme the same and for many people, it isn't that simple, they have disabilities and through sheer determination make a difference to not only their lives but those around them.

 The question is then:

  • What are your goals for 2011?
  • Have you written them down?
  • Do you have the determination to succeed?
  • Can you make a difference?

 

This article has been written by the web administrator.

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