Day 4 - Get Specific (8 Days to a Great 2019)
Why "Day 4 - Get Specific"?
Now that you have the big ideas and a theme, it's time get specific about them. I suggest you have one goal that you aim do within a week, and another in the next month. Completing the process for both will give you the boost do you know that your goals are totally do-able. Hot tip: It doesn’t have to be the biggest one, make it a small one first!
What can I do today?
Step 1: Get SMARTIE
SMARTIE goals are basically a way to make your goals actionable and achievable. When writing out a goal, use this as a guide:
Exciting to you:
Here’s an example of mine:
Overall goal: Read more books and learn more about gender equality, leadership & productivity
Specific: Set up an Excel spreadsheet & system so that I can note down essential learnings from the books.
Measurable: Yep, the spreadsheet existing and actually using it
Actionable: Schedule time to set up the spreadsheet and test it with the first book
Time sensitive: I gave myself 3 days to do this
Inspiring: Yes! Now I don’t have to think “will I remember the most important parts of this book?!” anymore
Exciting to you: Absolutely, I’m planning to share the learnings here and use it as part of program content
Step 2: Get Shortie
This process doesn’t have to take too long - using the SMARTIE goals process, you can write these out relatively fast. Remember, you can adapt them if you need to - they don't have to be perfect.
Do yourself a big favour and bang one out in the next week – it will feel SO GOOD
TL;DR - Actions for today:
Looking at your theme and vision - pick one goal for this week, and one for this month, to practice on.
Use the SMARTIE goals process for them
Put into action what you need to start making a move on one this week - it will feel so good!
Have you heard of or tried this process before? We're interested to hear your feedback!
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