Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals!

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With 2014 beginning, so too begin many New Year's resolutions and goals.  What are yours?  Are they "SMART"?

As a refresher, S.M.A.R.T. goals are...
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timed

Whatever the topic of your goal, making sure it's "SMART" will help you make it a reality.  Learn more in my original "Set Smart Goals" post.

What are your goals for 2014?  

Other Dare You To tips for your resolutions:

Personally, I'm looking at a few focuses for the new year.  I admit they don't quite fit the paradigm above, but I'll work out details soon. For now, I've got some big-picture ideas to work on.

Thanks to new opportunities, the time from January - May will likely be an exciting but stressful time for me. For this reason, I'm aiming to intentionally not place additional stress my mind or body while I'm stressed enough as it is. With that in mind, my coming focuses are:

  • Mind: Time management
    • Mono-task. Practice being more focused.  
    • Stop wasting time online (this app is helpful)
    • Prioritize priorities (and noting 2-to-3 top priorities, not ten) 
  • Body: Posture improvement
  • Spirit:  Practice gratitude and journal
    • Continue writing down Three Good Things
    • Use the one-sentence journal that was gifted to me last year by my friend Becky (image, right) -- (I used for a month or two before waning off. This time, I'll stick with it!) 
    • Let this help with my other two goals, so I can learn from errors and improve throughout the year. 

Any tips for me on these aims?  Great apps or tools you recommend?

What are your goals for 2014?
Any good dares?

Happy New Year!!! 

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