I remember when I first started building my coaching businesses.
Even before I had classes or private coaching available, I made a goal to have 100k in sales by the end of this year.
It was a lofty goal.
So much so, that I had no idea how to reach it.
It was unattainable.
You can say what you want about limiting beliefs, that wasn't what stopped me.
What stopped me was not having a SMART goal.
What's a SMART goal?
You read that right. Start small. Start with something you can reach. Big goals are great but they have to be chunked down into bite sized pieces. Big goals are like eating an elephant - one bite at a time.
A SMART goal is Measurable.
Again, chunk it down. If there's no metric, create one. Maybe I can get a thousand new Instagram followers this year if I get three today, three tomorrow and so on. Maybe not. Either way, I have something to measure progress by. It builds momentum.
SMART goals are Achievable.
It's within your grasp. It's doable. I have a little secret for you - if you can dream it, you can do it. You were not given a passion and purpose for no reason. You got this. That being said, you have to be consistent to achieve the goal. Laziness doesn't get anything done.
SMART goals are Relatable.
In other words, it's not outside your purpose. A relatable goal is for you and you alone. You may find people to help you, but this is your dream. They won't get as excited about it as you do. They won't get as upset when things look tumultuous.
Finally, SMART goals are Time-constrained.
They have a deadline. Humans take as much time as allowed to complete a task. If there's no deadline, there's no urgency. If there's no urgency, there's no purpose. It may or may not get done. Set a date.
If you create SMART goals, you'll accomplish them every time.
Jon Newton is TheRapportCoach. He teaches people how to use the neuroscience behind relationships to create extraordinary experiences between humans. From personal to business relationships, Jon helps humans navigate humanity.