Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for:

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Attainable
  4. Realistic
  5. Timely

1. Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:

*Who:      Who is involved?

*What:     What do I want to accomplish?

*Where:    Identify a location.

*When:     Establish a time frame.

*Which:    Identify requirements and constraints.

*Why:      Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.

EXAMPLE:  A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”


2. Measurable – Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.

When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.

To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……

How much? How many?

How will I know when it is accomplished?


 

3. Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.

You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them. When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.


4. Realistic– To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress.

A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love.


5. Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 lbs, when do you want to lose it by? “Someday” won’t work. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, “by May 1st”, then you’ve set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.
Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways to know if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in the past or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal.

T can also stand for Tangible – A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of the senses, that is, taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing.

When your goal is tangible you have a better chance of making it specific and measurable and thus attainable.

What the POLICE are TRYING to SAY – By #ShamanShawn

Im a Black Educated Man in America and I think that it is going to take a person like me to relay the message of “What the POLICE are TRYING to SAY”  to the People (ESP Young Black Men) of America.

It’s very Simple.

  1. Thou Shall Not Steal..
  2. Thou Shall Not Kill
  3. Thou Shall Not Drink & Drive
  4. Thou Shall Just say NO to Drugs, Alcohol, and Violence.
  5. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour
  6. Thou shalt not covet (neighbour’s house)
  7. Thou shalt not covet (neighbour’s wife)
  8. Thou shalt not covet (neighbour’s servants, animals, or anything else)
  9. Honour thy father and thy mother
  10. Act as if JESUS Himself were Watching.

O.J. SIMPSON CONFESSES TO MURDER

After 24 years any mystery surrounding the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman is over … because O.J. Simpson confessed.

FOX aired “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” Sunday night and Simpson walked publisher Judith Regan through what happened on June 12, 1994. He starts out adamant — he was just talking hypothetically, which is weird, because if he didn’t do it what’s his basis for creating the hypothetical.

Simpson starts by talking about his “friend Charlie” … whom he says for some reason went to Nicole’s to snoop around. He says Charlie came over to Simpson’s home, told him what was going on and Simpson responded, “Whatever is going on it’s gotta stop!” Unfortunately, Regan didn’t ask Simpson what Charlie said was going on.

Simpson says, hypothetically, he and Charlie drove to Nicole’s with a cap, gloves and a knife under the seat and parked in the alley. Simpson says he walked around the property and Ron Goldman appeared, saying he was at the restaurant where Nicole dined and was returning the sunglasses her mom left behind.

Simpson says he got angry at Ron — presumably thinking he was there on a date with Nicole — and started screaming at him. Nicole came out, things got heated, she told O.J. to get the f*** off her property, and then he says Nicole fell and hurt herself. In fact, he swung the knife at her and hit her in the face with the blunt end.

Now the confession … Simpson loses the hypo and starts talking very clearly — undeniably — in first person, saying Ron got in a karate stance, O.J. responded, “You think you can kick my ass?” and then he says, “I remember I grabbed the knife.” O.J. eventually checks himself when he realizes he’s talking in first person and actually starts laughing … seriously. Check out the video for the rest.

By the way … he also acknowledges dropping a glove on the property, which totally blows up the theory cops planted a glove.

Case closed.

“Its OK to be the Pastor of the Church, and the Owner of the Strip Club.”

“Its OK to be the Pastor of the Church, and the Owner of the Strip Club.” – Shaman Shawn

This is a quote that I always say to people to let them know there is good and bad in everything, and both are ok.

I will add more about this topic .. (Coming Soon)